Joy Behar is taking time off as a co-host of “The View” as a security precaution in opposition to coronavirus, Selection has discovered.
Behar, 77, introduced her choice Thursday throughout a pre-taped episode of “The View” that can air Friday. Neither she nor any of the employees members that work on the ABC daytime discuss present have examined constructive for the coronavirus. However Behar has determined that she’s staying residence for now — on the urging of her daughter — to maintain herself protected from the specter of getting sick.
“I’m in the next threat group due to my age, however I’m completely wholesome,” Behar says on the present. “I don’t look my age, however I’m really up there. The quantity makes me dizzy.”
Behar is not going to be on “The View” subsequent week, after which she’ll determine when to return after that.
The remaining co-hosts of “The View” – which incorporates Whoopi Goldberg, Meghan McCain and Sunny Hostin – will proceed to seem on the discuss present. This week, “The View” adopted many different daytime and late-night applications that stopped permitting a dwell studio viewers at tapings.
Specialists suggest working from residence and social distancing as strategies to forestall the unfold of the coronavirus, which has confirmed to be extra life-threatening in circumstances involving older sufferers and people whose immune methods are compromised.
The coronavirus is a world pandemic that has swept by way of the world, with greater than 1,500 circumstances reported in the US thus far. In Hollywood, the specter of the virus has cancelled productions and shortly altering regular life.
Broadway introduced that it will likely be shutting all productions by way of April 12, which might price greater than $100 million in misplaced ticket gross sales.
And large studio motion pictures, similar to “Quick & Livid 9” and “The Quiet Place 2,” have pushed again their launch dates in anticipation of audiences not feeling protected going to the flicks.
On Thursday afternoon, Disney determined that it might be closing down its California resort Disneyland to guard in opposition to the outbreak.