News | Entertainment
24 Aug 2019 7:00
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Whoopi Goldberg is unable to drive because her "sight is not good enough"

    The 'View' star - who suffered from pneumonia and sepsis earlier this year - has revealed she has a permanent driver now as she is not allowed behind the wheel.


    Speaking on the daytime show, she said: "I have a driver. 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. So, I am not allowed to really drive."

    The 63-year-old actress feels "very, very lucky" to be alive after being hospitalised for almost a month.

    She said: "I'm very, very lucky. The doctor told me, 'Listen, you're not going anywhere tomorrow and you're not going anywhere next week because you are really sick ... It's going to be a while before I'm back to 100 percent. It really took me down, but I'm getting there. I've cut down a lot of the stuff that I would normally be doing and I have to rest. There's no getting around it. In the morning I go and do the show, then afterward I have my other work, and by 3 o'clock, I have to sit down. I have to stop. It's taking a little while, but I'm getting there.

    "I never thought of pneumonia as something that serious. In my mind I wasn't that sick. I hope that this is a cautionary tale for people. You have to take the time to take care of yourself. I'm lucky to be alive. I'm happy to be alive. I'm grateful to be alive."

    © 2019 Bang Showbiz, NZCity


     Other Entertainment News
     24 Aug: Christie Brinkley's children "laughed" when she told them she's going to compete on 'Dancing with the Stars'
     24 Aug: Taylor Swift is planning on re-recording her first six albums after she lost her master recordings when Scooter Braun bought her former record label
     24 Aug: Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama filmed shoving rival politician in Parliament's car park
     23 Aug: Julianne Hough feels “really lucky” to have support after she came out as “not straight” earlier this month
     23 Aug: Gabrielle Union’s daughter Kaavia’s first word is “bye”
     23 Aug: Bethenny Frankel is leaving ‘Real Housewives of New York City’
     23 Aug: Quentin Tarantino's wife Daniella Pick is pregnant with the couple's first child
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Braydon Ennor is putting any thoughts of the All Blacks World Cup squad out of his mind as he prepares to play for Canterbury in tonight's Mitre 10 Cup match against Wellington in the Capital More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    Hamilton's Mayor's praising the Government for keeping a pre-election promise More...



     Today's News

    Entertainment:
    Christie Brinkley's children "laughed" when she told them she's going to compete on 'Dancing with the Stars' 6:41

    Cricket:
    Australia in Ashes box seat after skittling England on day two of third Test, backed up by Marnus Labuschagne 6:36

    Rugby League:
    Penrith's NRL finals hopes are in further strife after a 24-10 loss to the Cowboys in Townsville 6:26

    Entertainment:
    Taylor Swift is planning on re-recording her first six albums after she lost her master recordings when Scooter Braun bought her former record label 6:11

    Politics:
    Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama filmed shoving rival politician in Parliament's car park 4:36

    Hamilton:
    Why Kate and William's budget flight to Scotland is generating comparisons with Meghan and Harry 23:07

    Rugby:
    Braydon Ennor is putting any thoughts of the All Blacks World Cup squad out of his mind as he prepares to play for Canterbury in tonight's Mitre 10 Cup match against Wellington in the Capital 21:57

    Entertainment:
    Julianne Hough feels “really lucky” to have support after she came out as “not straight” earlier this month 21:41

    Law and Order:
    More red faces for poliec after a fourth criminal in a week slipped away from their custody 21:17

    Entertainment:
    Gabrielle Union’s daughter Kaavia’s first word is “bye” 21:11


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2019 New Zealand City Ltd