Whoopi Goldberg revealed that she is no longer allowed to drive.
On Monday’s episode of The View, the talk show host explained that she can’t drive anymore due to poor eyesight. “I have a driver,” Goldberg said. “The reason I have a driver is because I am not allowed to drive.”
“My sight is not good enough, people get nervous when I get behind the wheel,” she further explained. “So, I am not allowed to really drive.”
Goldberg suffered from pneumonia in both lungs and sepsis earlier this year, which caused her lengthy absence from the show. She gave viewers an update on her health in March.
“I am here, I am up and moving around, not as fast as I’d like to be, but I am OK,” she said at the time. “So here is what happened. I had pneumonia, and I was septic. Pneumonia in both lungs which meant there was fluid and all kinds of stuff going on and yes I came very, very close to leaving the earth. Good news? I didn’t.”
“Thank you for all of your good wishes,” she continued. “All of the wonderful things that people have been saying, even people who have not been huge fans of mine have actually said nice things about me. We all know that’s gonna change when I get back, but for right now it’s brilliant and thank you for everything.”