Joy Behar Reveals She 'Almost Died' From Ectopic Pregnancy
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In a new episode of 'The View', the former 'Joy Behar: Say Anything!'star recalls the moment when she was 'rushed to hospital' due to ectopic pregnancy which could kill her back in 1979.

AceShowbiz - Joy Behar "almost died" when she suffered an ectopic pregnancy. The 79-year-old TV host, who is currently married to Steve Janowitz but was initially married to late director Joseph Behar and has daughter Eve with him, explained that she had suffered from the kind of pregnancy where a fertilized egg implants itself outside of the womb and the whole incident proved to be near-fatal.

"In 1979, I had an ectopic pregnancy … and I almost died. An ectopic pregnancy is where an egg is growing in the fallopian tube. It can grow just enough to make the tube burst [and] … you bleed internally, and then you die," she recalled. However, the former "Joy Behar: Say Anything!" star went on to explain that she was "rushed to hospital."

Speaking on "The View", she added, "I was rushed to the hospital. The doctor the next day said we almost lost you. I was in the situation where I could go to Beth Israel Hospital, and they took care of it there."

However, following the U.S Supreme Court's reversal of the landmark Roe v Wade ruling, which will leave millions of women across America without access to a legal and safe termination, Joy was keen to tell her co-stars Whoopi Goldberg, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Sunny Hostin and Sara Haines that the procedure was neither an abortion nor a miscarriage and slammed the political figures who support the reversal.

She continued, "It was not an abortion, not a miscarriage. 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!"

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