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Whoopi Goldberg Surprises Her 'The View' Cohosts With Emotional Return

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Mar. 14 2019, Updated 6:27 p.m. ET

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Whoopi Goldberg made a surprise return to The View on Thursday, March 14, after weeks of battling pneumonia. Her cohosts’ jaws dropped — and so did the audience’s — as she made her way onto the set during the show.

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Cohost Joy Behar revealed on February 20 that the Oscar winner would be absent from taping due to health issues.

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But today, Joy and her cohosts were in for a big surprise when Whoopi walked out onto the stage following Joy's introduction.

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The 76-year-old began the show, "We're hoping she'll be back here soon, maybe next week. We'll see. Hurry back, Whoopi, and get better."

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Right at that moment, Whoopi came out and the ladies couldn't help but freak out! The audience began cheering her name and gave an overwhelming round of applause.

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The View hosts Sunny HostinMeghan McCain and Abby Huntsman gave the 63-year-old a big bear hug and showered her with love. "You should never leave me again ever! You can't leave the show. We missed you so much," Meghan exclaimed.

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Whoopi sat down in her usual seat at the round table and gave an update on her health. "I still have a cough and that's the last thing to go apparently. But over the next week and a half I will start to be here more often, but I wanted the first foray to be to come see y'all because I really kind of missed y'all," she explained.

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