Whoopi Goldberg says she's doing "OK" in the wake of her recent health scare.
"I'm up and moving around -- not as fast as I'd like to be -- but I am okay. I'm not dead," Goldberg told viewers.
"I had pneumonia and I was septic," she confirmed.
"Pneumonia in both lungs, which meant there was fluid -- there was 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, all of the wonderful things that people have been saying. Even people that are not, like, huge fans of mine have actually said nice things about me," she said.
"Thank you for everything."
Her co-host Joy Behar addressed her absence during the show's Feb. 20 episode.
"She's not feeling well," Behar said.
"She's actually recovering from pneumonia. I saw her last night and she's very funny still, and we had big laughs. She's getting there, she's on the mend."