Joy Behar reveals she had ectopic pregnancy in 1979, ‘almost died’

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Joy Behar described the ectopic pregnancy she had in 1979 while discussing abortion bans on “The View” Wednesday.

“I almost died,” the comedian, 79, told co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Sunny Hostin and Sara Haines.

After explaining that an ectopic pregnancy occurs when an embryo “is growing in the fallopian tube,” she added that it can “grow just enough to make the tube burst [and] … you bleed internally, and then you die.”

Behar said she was “rushed to the hospital” during her own experience.

“The doctor the next day said, ‘We almost lost you,’” she recalled. “I was in the situation where I could go to Beth Israel Hospital, and they took care of it there.”

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The comedian “almost died” during the experience.
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When Hasselback, 45, asked, the former “Joy Behar” host clarified that her ectopic pregnancy was “not a miscarriage” and “not an abortion.”

Behar went on to slam Herschel Walker and more Republican politicians supporting the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade in June, saying, “What are these people thinking about when they talk about the health of the mother? … People like that, they cannot be in positions of power.”

Sara Haines, Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg, Meghan McCain and Sunny Hostin
Behar shared her story as she and her co-hosts discussed abortion bans.
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Nine years after her ectopic pregnancy, the former “Late Night Joy” host welcomed daughter Eve, now 51, with her then-husband, Joe Behar.

Eve is now a ceramic artist — although Joy tried to convince her to pursue a career in TV after she graduated from college.

“I figure, why not use nepotism? Everyone else does,” Joy joked in a January episode of the ABC talk show. “But she said ‘No, I don’t like it.’’

Joy noted that Eve has always been “very independent,” even as a kid.

“She would just not want to wear pants [as a id] when it was two degrees outside!” Joy explained. “I gave her double leotards and a skirt and that’s how she wanted to be.”


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