Behar, along with the rest of her co-hosts, swiveled around in their chairs to see Goldberg entering the side of the stage.
"I still have a cough and that's the last thing to go, apparently", she said. "There's little tiny stuff out there that will kill you that you never think of".
"The scariest moment was hearing my doctor say to me, 'You do realize how close to death you were?'" she said.
"She's not feeling well", Behar said during the broadcast. Double pneumonia and sepsis.
She said she may be back on "The View" next week. McCain said. "You can not leave this show".More news: Pi dream: Googler sets record for most digits calculated
"There are all these conspiracy theories on the Internet that she's not really sick and she's secretly preparing to host the Oscars", Behar said. "I'm supposed to just like ease back in and I will". She's not supposed to be with many people - which caused the studio audience to laugh.
"Yes, I came very close to leaving the earth".
"I'm the only person who can go into the hospital for thee weeks and put weight on", she joked, before getting more serious in tone.
Goldberg stuck around for several minutes to talk about her health and how hard it was to deal with insurance - something she hopes a freshman member of Congress will take up as an issue.
"One of the things I discovered is your insurance really doesn't do much for you", she said.More news: Rosenthal: Baseball's confusing trade deadline rule is about to change
"Thank you for all of your good wishes, all of the wonderful things people have bee saying".
"I think doctors should not be on insurance boards". And so they had to pump a lot of stuff out of me. I feel like if you're paying into your insurance, that money should roll over until you need it.
Goldberg recounted the story of a machine that she needed to use, but her insurance declined.
And Goldberg was happy to be there, if only to clear up some misconceptions about her absence.
Goldberg also offered up her thoughts on health insurance and how her insurance advocate was arguing with her doctor over what breathing machine would be paid for. "This is my new [mission]".More news: Khloe Kardashian "Upset" At Tristan Thompson's Lack Of Effort In Raising True
"You can never leave me again, ever!" "But you have to stay in the hospital because the machine is only here, but we'll try to get it to your house". "B*tch, I could buy the machine!"