Candace Cameron Bure Battles The Flu And Whoopi Goldberg

Candace Cameron Bure has a lot on her plate these days. Not only is she one of the hosts of the daytime TV talk show, The View, but she’s also starring in Netflix’s upcoming series Fuller House.

So it’s no shock when the former child star fell ill during Tuesday’s live telecast of The View. Candace Cameron Bure was battling both co-host Whoop Goldberg and the flu that day. Just moments prior to her exit, the actress clashed with the comedian about the controversy surrounding this year’s Oscars nominations.

Whoopi said that Candace was too nervous to discuss the lack of diversity at the awards show. Candace was missing when Whoopi and guest host Sunny Hostin talked about Jada Pinkett-Smith and Spike Lee calling for a boycott of the Oscars over the lack of diversity at the awards.

As Hostin and Goldberg argued, Bure turned over to co-host Joy Behar and responded, “Hi, Joy. How are you?”

Then Whoopi chimed in, “Well you know what, I talk about God, you gotta talk about these damn movies.”

After the commercial break, Candace Cameron Bure was missing from her seat, and Whoopi Goldberg told the audience that she was feeling under the weather that day. She added that the Hallmark actress “hasn’t been feeling well for the past couple hours” and said that the panelist agreed that it was time “for her to get some rest.”

“She didn’t want you to think she just walked off and wasn’t having it, she just really wasn’t feeling well,” Goldberg added.

A few hours after the show, the actress revealed to her fans that she had low blood sugar and was diagnosed with the flu. Bure said that her leaving the show had nothing to do with the “Hot Topics” discussion about the lack of diversity at the Oscars.

An inside source close to The View said that Cameron already revealed to the show’s producers that she was sick prior to the show but she wanted to go on anyway.

“She was dizzy and feeling badly before the show, but she wanted to give it her best,” the source added.

Candace Cameron Bure may not have had the chance to talk about the lack of diversity in movies, but she has recently opened up about her highly anticipated Netflix series. Bure revealed that her conservative views will not have an effect on the storylines on the Fuller House. On Sunday, January 17, Bure appeared on a Television Critics Association (TCA) panel with co-stars Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber along with the show’s executive producers Jeff Franklin and Robert Boyett.

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Candace Cameron Bure wasn't feeling well, which explains her disappears on Tuesday's 'The View.' (Photo Courtesy of Helga Esteb /

When the subject of LGBT-inclusive storylines specifically about marriage equality was addressed, Franklin said it’s a possibility, and then Bure was asked about her stance.

“I’m always defending religious freedom and that’s what I was talking about on ‘The View.’ I didn’t describe my personal feelings about [marriage equality]. But I’m an actress on a television show and I support all things that we go through as human beings and would love all our characters to explore whatever issues that are current in our culture and our society today and I’m 100% on board with that.”

But last summer, Candace outwardly defended bakeries that deny LGBT customers wedding cakes. She said that the issue was not about discrimination, but about “freedom of association,” “constitutional rights,” and “First Amendment rights.”

Candace Cameron Bure will reprise her role as DJ Tanner on the Netflix series based on the popular sitcom from the 80s and 90s. Are you looking forward to the Fuller House reboot next month? Sound off below in the comments section.

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