This marks the first time Goldberg has been out publicly since her near-death experience battling double pneumonia and sepsis. I am not there yet, but the only way it is going to get better is if I start, so this is my beginning. "They had to pump a lot of stuff out of me". She said, "I am here, I am up and moving around, not as fast as I'd like to be, but I am okay. Well, it can", she said.
"One of the things I discovered is your insurance really doesn't do much for you", she said. She encouraged people to take their health issues seriously before they spiral into something which could be fatal.
"I'm the only person who can go into the hospital for thee weeks and put weight on", she joked, before getting more serious in tone.
"You think you can push through because you have a little cold, and you think because you've healed before something insane can't happen".
As Joy Behar said she could be back next week, Goldberg snuck out from the side of the stage and set the audience and her hosts into a frenzy. I'm not there yet, I know that. "You can not leave this show".
"If the doctor says this is what you need, I feel like you should listen to the doctor", Goldberg said. "I am OK. I'm not dead".
"Yes, I came very close to leaving the earth". "And the people who are saying "no" to you are not doctors, they are people looking at algorithms". Sixty years of insurance money and you're telling me I can't get this machine?
"There are all these conspiracy theories on the internet that she's not really sick and she's secretly preparing to host the Oscars", she continued.
"'I have to advocate for myself because clearly you are taking your cue from somebody who doesn't know what the doctor is telling me to do, '" Goldberg said she told the advocate.
The View airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on ABC.