I’m sure many regular watchers of The View are thankful that Whoopi Goldberg has been absent from her hosting duties for the past several weeks, because what we don’t need right now is Whoopi’s hot take on Michael Jackson considering how long it took her to come around on Cosby. But what we need even less is for Whoopi to die, which she almost did! Whoopi’s been out sick since February 6th, and in a video message that was played on the show today, she said that she’s been recovering from pneumonia, and that she almost died. As ridiculous as she is, Whoopi’s an icon who’s brought joy to millions, and we can’t afford to lose any more of those at this time.
Sad to say, things aren’t looking up for Wendy Williams. When she announced she was taking a break to take care of her broken shoulder, she said she would return on January 21st. That’s just a couple of days from now, but Wendy’s not going to make it. A “Note From The Hunter Family” was posted on Twitter which explains that Wendy’s going to need more time than she thought, and that she would need to be spend “significant time” in the hospital to treat complications from Graves’ Disease. Wendy’s been off her game for a while, initially blaming her shoulder injury and subsequent pain mediation for her slurring, and her thyroid condition for her frequent need to sit down. Still, friends were worried something else might be going on. And it sounds as if they had every reason to be.
Last month, Selena Gomez announced she was taking a break from magazine interviews and social media for the sake of her own sanity. Now it’s being reported that Selena has decided to take a break from her life in general in an attempt to recharge her batteries and get healthy after having a rough couple of weeks. According to TMZ, Selena has been in and out of the hospital recently, and she’s currently checked into a mental health facility.
There’s more good news about Demi Lovato. As previously reported, she doing well and is awake and responsive. And it looks as if Demi, who was hospitalized two days ago for an apparent drug overdose, will likely be heading to rehab as soon as she gets out of the hospital. That’s what her family is currently making plans for. According to Entertainment Tonight, Demi’s family is actively looking for a rehab facility she can check into right away.
Last year when I found out that legendary singer Aretha Franklin could possibly stop touring forever, I immediately gave Groupon all of my coins so I could see her perform, and I wasn’t disappointed. She hit the stage wearing a low-cut sparkly gown and a full length fur coat. In July. And when I tell you that lady sang like her life depended on it, I’m not lying. It was one of the best concerts I’ve ever been to. Well, everyone join hands and slide into a chorus of “Say A Little Prayer” because Auntie ‘Retha has been ordered to refrain from touring due to health concerns.
When reality hits you smack on the head, it ain’t pretty. You know those moments when you’re like “Is this really happening to me?“. I had one of the those moments last night while watching The Neon Demon. But, that’s not anywhere in the ballpark of how harrowing a week Sarah Silverman had. One of my favorite funny ladies, and ladies in general, nearly died last week. Thankfully, she’s ok now.
Sarah took to her Facebook to give an update on why she’d been radio silent for a little bit. Sarah had a sore throat, but didn’t think much of it. Eventually she decided to go to hospital. Lucky for her she didn’t just try and ride it out; turns out she had epiglottitis. The Wrap, in reporting the news, informs me, and now you, that epiglottitis is a potentially life-threatening condition wherein the base of the tongue swells up, thereby not allowing for air to pass to the lungs. Scary. Fucking. Stuff.
Sarah’s message to friends, fans and the hospital that saved her life is after the cut.