Talk show diva Whoopi Goldberg may be eating herself to death, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned!
Friends are worried about the health-challenged co-host of “The View,” who recently returned from a month-long leave after a bout with pneumonia and sepsis.
As Radar reported, Whoopi surprised her fans and co-hosts by strutting onto the stage of The View on March 14.
“You look great. I think you lost weight,” co-host Joy Behar told her.
“No, no. I’m the only person who can go into the hospital for three weeks and put weight on,” joked Goldberg in response.
But others aren’t laughing, especially after her bout of pneumonia turned “septic.” Click though this Radar gallery to learn how much weight Whoopi is rumored to have put on.
Tipping The Scales:
“She’s got to be tipping the scales at least 250 pounds!” one insider said. “For someone with her recent health history, that is a recipe for disaster.”
“Yes, I came very, very close to leaving the Earth,” Whoopi admitted on her return to tv March 8. “Good news! I didn’t.”
The bad news is that friends and health experts believe Whoopi now carries 260 pounds on her five-foot-five frame.
“At that height, she should not weigh any more than 135 pounds,” said Dr. Gabe Mirkin, who has not treated Whoopi, 63. “She is morbidly obese, and that is life-threatening.”
Insiders believe sagging ratings, her battles with her co-hosts and the dark revelations from the new book “Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of ‘The View’” have led her to become a compulsive eater.
‘Comfort In Food’:
“When Whoopi is upset, she seeks comfort in food,” a source spilled. “But plowing it down at this rate is the last thing she should be doing.”
“Obesity causes inflammation in the arteries that cause plaque to form and lead to potentially fatal heart attacks,” Dr. Mirkin warned.