In January 2022, during an episode of The View, Whoopi claimed the Holocaust was not about race and was an example of man’s inhumanity to man. She later received major backlash for her comments and was also suspended for 2 weeks from The View. In April 2022, Whoopi took an extended break from The View as she was shooting for the Amazon Prime Video series Anansi Boys.
In January 2022, it was revealed that Whoopi had been tested positive for COVID-19. She was experiencing mild symptoms after being vaccinated and receiving the booster shot.
In September 2021, Whoopi signed a 4-year deal to stay on The View.
In 2021, Whoopi took a break from The View due to some health issues. She later returned to the show in June 2021. Whoopi also revealed that she was suffering from sciatica and had to use a walker to help alleviate her sciatica.
While filming Sister Act (1992), Whoopi had intentionally fallen ill since the actors playing the nuns were not getting sufficient salary and Whoopi wanted the producers to notice that wage gap.