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Joy Behar Leaves ‘The View’ Because Of Coronavirus

Joy Behar announced she will be taking a leave of absence from "The View" because of coronavirus citing her age as making her high risk.

Viewers of the “The View” will get a reprieve from Joy Behar as she announced she will be taking a leave from the show because of coronavirus.

Joy Behar Self-Quarantining Due To Coronavirus

The outspoken and opinionated left-wing co-host clarified that she does not have coronavirus. However, she decided to be cautious and isolate herself because of her advanced age, 77,  at the insistence of her daughter.

Behar will temporarily be giving up her platform where she routinely badgers and slams President Trump. This will be quite a sacrifice for the brassy left-wing host. Perhaps she could use a mental break for constantly discussing the Commander-in-Chief.

Behar’s exit from the show will be officially announced on the Friday airing of “The View” which was taped on Thursday. There’s no word on when she will return to the show.

“I’m in a higher risk group because of my age, but I’m perfectly healthy,” she reportedly said during the taping. “I don’t look my age, but I’m actually up there. The number makes me dizzy.”

She will be on hiatus from the daily talk show next week but might be taking more time. Behar will be evaluating the situation after that to determine her return.

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“The View” Is Taping Without A Live Audience

However, the show will go on.

The other hosts of “The View,” Whoopi Goldberg, Meghan McCain and Sunny Hostin, will remain at their seats at the table and continue taping while Behar isolates herself at home. The long-standing talk show followed the suit of many other shows this week including ‘Jeopardy’ and ‘Wheel of Fortune’ and began having the shows without live audiences due to coronavirus concerns.

Experts and governmental officials have recommended social distancing and keeping at least 6 feet of space between yourself and other people. This is important for people of 77-year-old Behar’s age and anyone with health complications.

The coronavirus pandemic must have Joy incredibly concerned. Behar does not have a history of being empathetic towards people who are ill. She recently lashed out at Rush Limbaugh after he was diagnosed with state 4 lung cancer. Instead of offering a caring or concerning response, Behar mocked the conservative radio talk show host for his previous addiction to pain killers.

BACKSTORY: Joy Behar Launches Vile Attack On Rush Limbaugh Weeks After He Was Diagnosed With Stage IV Lung Cancer

People from all walks of life are being impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Actors Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are recovering in Australia after being diagnosed with the virus and major sports leagues have suspended play. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife has tested positive as well. We are likely to see more people in the public eye duck out, like Behar, and hunker down through self-isolation.

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