Whoopi Goldberg tells Loose Women she thinks her pneumonia and sepsis ordeal was ‘some form of Covid-19’

Whoopi Goldberg believes she had ‘some form’ of coronavirus in 2019

Actor was hospitalised with pneumonia and sepsis last year

Ellie Harrison
Saturday 30 May 2020 16:55

Whoopi Goldberg has said she believes she had “some form” of coronavirus in 2019 that “evolved into Covid-19”.

The actor was hospitalised early last year with pneumonia and sepsis.

After mysteriously being absent from her show The View, Goldberg revealed in March 2019 that she had been sick, saying she “came very, very close to leaving the earth”.

Goldberg said she initially got a cough in November 2018, but the illness lingered for months before she was rushed to hospital in February 2019, unable to walk and struggling to breathe.

Speaking on Loose Women this week, Goldberg said she thinks her illness was related to coronavirus, despite her hospital stay taking place months before the disease was first discovered in Wuhan, China.

“I personally think that people like me last year had some form of this and it evolved into Covid-19,” she said.

“But this is no joke, because I was in the hospital for about a month. I’d never been that sick in my life. It was crazy.”

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