American national treasure Whoopi Goldberg has candidly revealed her near-death experience with sepsis.
A notable absentee on The View, Goldberg made the brave decision to speak about her experience with pneumonia in a pre-recorded video. The Academy Award-winning actress said that pneumonia was found in both lungs and that she nearly died from sepsis.
Joy Behar, Whoopi's co-host on The View, aired the video on Friday to keep fans updated on her progress.
In the video, the courageous 63-year-old said, "I am here, I am up and moving around, not as fast as I'd like to be, but I am OK. I'm not dead."
She then admitted that she came close to death. "And yes, I came very, very close to leaving the Earth. Good news: I didn't."
She then added, "Thank you for all of your good wishes, all of the wonderful things that people have been saying. Even people who aren't huge fans of mine have actually been saying nice things about me."
While her return is unknown, it probably won't be for a while given the seriousness of the condition.
After all, sepsis is one of the world's most common causes of avoidable death despite it being easily treatable with a series of antibiotics, so it's a good job she was dealt with swiftly.
In an upbeat end to the video, Whoopi said that she would offer a more detailed explanation of her illness 'when we're all at the table'.
On behalf of everyone here at the OMG Lane offices, we wish Whoopi a speedy recovery.