Whoopi Goldberg Addresses Viral Mask Video Amidst COVID-19 Recovery: 'Relax, Y'all'
In the age of social media, where every action is magnified and scrutinized, Whoopi Goldberg, the renowned TV star and co-host of "The View," recently found herself at the center of a viral debate. A video of Goldberg wearing a mask alone in her room became the talk of the town, leading to rampant speculation and criticism. However, the seasoned actress has now stepped forward to set the record straight.
The video in question showed Goldberg donning a mask while in the confines of her room, leading many to wonder about the circumstances. Brian Teta, the executive producer for "The View: Behind the Table" podcast, probed Goldberg about her actions during her illness-induced confinement. Responding to Teta's queries, the 67-year-old actress clarified, “No, I was trying to feel better. It wasn’t comfortable. It really was not comfortable.” She further elaborated on the context of the video, emphasizing her recent bout with COVID-19.
Addressing the speculation that she might have had company in her room, which could have warranted the mask, Goldberg was candid. “I don’t know why you think you have the info. You don’t know anything about my house," she remarked. She went on to explain that her assistant, who was particularly cautious about contracting COVID-19, would occasionally enter her room. "You will have noticed he had on two masks and gloves. Because he is very paranoid about getting Covid,” she added. With a touch of her signature humor, she quipped, “Relax, y’all, you don’t know what I’m doing unless I tell you.”
Goldberg also addressed rumors about her personal life, clarifying that she's currently not in a relationship. “It’s no mystery. If I was getting any, you would know because I would tell you ‘I’m getting some.’ Right now. I’m not interested because I just got over Covid and it’s too d--- hot,” she humorously stated.
The actress's recent absence from "The View" was due to her contracting COVID-19 for the second time. Speaking about her experience, the "Sister Act" star expressed her eagerness to return to the show, stating, "I'm really thrilled to see the beautiful new desk, I'm really thrilled to see all the beautiful women; you girls look great. And I can't wait to get back and hang out, but until then it's me and my mask."
In a world where celebrities' actions are constantly under the microscope, Goldberg's candid response serves as a reminder of the challenges they face in maintaining their privacy. As she continues her recovery, fans and well-wishers hope for her swift return to the spotlight, where her presence is undeniably missed.