Unexpected Turn: The View’s Joy Behar Tests Positive for COVID-19 After Bold Immunity Claims Stir Controversy Among Co-Hosts

Unexpected Turn: The View’s Joy Behar Tests Positive for COVID-19 After Bold Immunity Claims Stir Controversy Among Co-Hosts

Joy Behar’s COVID Revelation

On a recent episode of The View, the show’s co-host Whoopi Goldberg made a surprising announcement Joy Behar, known for her boastful claims about her immunity and “special blood type,” tested positive for COVID-19.

Behar, 81, will be absent for the rest of the week, marking her first encounter with the virus since the beginning of the pandemic.

End of a COVID-Free Streak

Goldberg shared the news with the studio audience, eliciting groans from the crowd.

“Three years, four years in, it finally got her,” Goldberg remarked.

Behar’s co-stars couldn’t resist teasing her about losing the ability to boast about her immune system, having successfully dodged the virus for nearly four years.

Sara Haines and Sunny Hostin playfully chimed in, highlighting the end of Behar’s COVID-free streak.

The View’s Stand-In Surprise

With Behar temporarily absent, Goldberg revealed that the “fabulous, amazing Yvette Nicole Brown” would be filling in.

During the show’s ‘Hot Topics’ segment, Brown dropped a bombshell of her own—announcing her engagement. Brown, 52, joyfully shared the news that her longtime friend turned fiancé, Anthony ‘Tony’ Davis, had proposed.

Love Story Unveiled

Brown disclosed that she and Davis had known each other since their 20s, initially as platonic friends.

After losing touch for a few years, they reconnected following Davis’s divorce.

Brown shared details about the heartwarming proposal, which took place in her hometown and involved a surprise scratcher revealing the question, “Will you marry me?”

Joy Behar’s Caution Amid the Pandemic

The duration of Behar’s absence from The View remains uncertain Notably, Behar took a cautious approach during the COVID-19 pandemic, temporarily stepping away from the show in March 2020, just before widespread shutdowns.

Citing her higher risk due to age, she prioritized her health in July 2022, she missed a few days due to illness but insisted it wasn’t COVID.

Facing Health Challenges

Behar, 77 at the start of the pandemic, navigated health challenges with caution, acknowledging her higher risk.

She credited her husband, Steve Janowitz, and her dog for caring for her during a bout with a strong virus.

Despite taking precautions, Behar’s recent positive test emphasizes the unpredictable nature of the ongoing pandemic.

The View’s Battle with COVID

Behar joins a list of The View hosts who’ve faced health challenges related to COVID-19, including Goldberg and Alyssa Farah Griffin.

Goldberg, for instance, missed the show’s 27th season premiere after contracting the virus for the third time, showcasing the ongoing impact of the pandemic on the popular talk show.

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