Joy Behar recalls being ‘forced’ off The View with snappy remark during live show
Joy Behar made a snarky remark on a recent episode of The View.
On Thursday’s episode of the daytime TV show, Joy, 80, recalled how she was “forced” off The View.
At the beginning of the show, the hosts discussed Tina Turner and her legacy. The star passed away at the age of 83 on Wednesday.
After viewing a video of Tina performing, Joy said: “There’s something about her. I’ve been on this show for 26 years right, with a small hiatus as we all know, forced, but when stars die and we’ve talked about a lot of them.
I feel bad but for some reason, this death has gotten me. I don’t know why, I feel like crying. I don’t know what it is something about her that she just got to me, I could start crying right now.”
Back in April, Joy took some time off from co-hosting the show.
Moderator Whoopi Goldberg revealed she was out due to health issues.
At the start of Tuesday’s broadcast, Whoopi opened up about why Joy was absent.
She shared that the TV personality has a “cold” and that they’re hoping she starts to “feel better.”
The View moderator added: “We want to get her back here soon, but after the cold goes away.”
Joy was absent from the show on Monday, as well, but often takes the first day of the week off.
Fans were only surprised when she did not appear at the beginning of Tuesday’s show, and Ana Navarro came out instead.
One shocked viewer tweeted: “Joy’s out again today!”
A second asked: “Where is Joy again?”
Another sent “prayers” for Joy after hearing she was out due to illness.
“TheView is kind of boring when Joy Behar is not there,” a fourth admitted. “Get well soon, @JoyVBehar!”
Also that month, the show was off-air for a week as they were all vacationing.
Ana spoke about her time in the Turks and Caicos, where she coincidentally bumped into co-anchor Sarah Haines.
Sunny Hostin then spoke about how she stayed in the US for a speaking opportunity over spring break.
Newcomer Alyssa Farah Griffin, meanwhile, enjoyed a romantic Paris vacation with her husband, Justin.
Joy first joined the ABC daytime talk show in 1997 alongside moderator Meredith Vieira, Star Jones, Debbie Matenopoulos, and co-creator Barbara Walters.
Over the years, several panelists have come and gone but Joy does not plan on adding her name to that list anytime soon.
During an episode that premiered on February 7, 2023, Joy encouraged President Joe Biden to run for reelection in 2024 while telling the “haters” that she’s not going anywhere.
“Can I just point out that Joe Biden and I are the same age?” Joy said, adding “would you say I could not do my job for the next four years? Of course I can!”
She continued: “The haters can go stick their heads in something because I’m not moving out of this seat.”