Why isn’t Whoopi Goldberg on The View?

WHOOPI Goldberg is one of five co-hosts on The View which airs every weekday.

On the first episode of The View in 2022 on January 3, Whoopi Goldberg was absent from the show.

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined The View co-stars back in 2020
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Why isn’t Whoopi Goldberg on The View?

On Monday, Joy Behar announced that Goldberg was absent from the show and would likely return the following week.

Behar revealed that Goldberg had tested positive for the covid and was unable to be on the show.

“Why am I here instead of Whoopi? Well Whoopi unfortunately tested positive over the break but she’ll be back probably next week,” Behar told viewers.

“Since she’s vaxxed and boosted her symptoms have been very very mild.”


She then went on to reassure the audience that The View is being “super cautious” and that is why Goldberg would not be returning this week.

The View’s official Twitter account also posted the announcement with the clip of Behar.

The tweet also sent well wishes for a speedy recovery to Whoopi.

How long has Whoopi Goldberg been on The View?

The long-time actor and comedian has been a member of the popular morning talk show since 2007.

Having been on since then this year Goldberg will be making a milestone with 15 years on The View.

Whoopi Goldberg attends the 2021 ACE Awards at Cipriani 42nd Street on November 02, 2021
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Goldberg herself has not made an official statement about her absence from the show yet.

What is Whoopi Goldberg’s net worth?

Goldberg is 66-years-old and was born on November 13, 1955.

As of 2021 her net worth is estimated to be $60million which she has accumulated through her acting and TV host career.

Celebrity Net Worth estimated that she makes $8million annually as a co-host on The View.

She is also known for her roles in famous films such as The Sister Act, Girl, Interrupted, Boys On the Side and more.

At the 1991 Oscars Goldberg won the award for Best Supporting Actress for the film Ghost.

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