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The View in Review

Joy Behar Takes a Nasty Fall During The View's Opening Moments

"25 years, that has never happened to me," she said, after her co-hosts and producers helped her up.
  • Behar took a tumble Thursday morning while attempting to sit in her chair. (Photos: ABC)
    Behar took a tumble Thursday morning while attempting to sit in her chair. (Photos: ABC)

    Joy Behar had a nasty fall Thursday morning while walking onto the set of The View. The longtime co-host slipped and hit the ground as she attempted to maneuver into her seat, prompting her co-hosts and producers to rush to her aid. Thankfully, Behar quickly recovered and laughed off the incident, saying, "25 years, that has never happened to me. Who do I sue?!"

    The co-hosts were quick to blame the show's spinning chairs, which they've long criticized, for the incident. "These chairs move — you touch it, and you're on the ground," said Whoopi, as Sunny Hostin explained "it's happened to all of us at time point or another."

    "Oh my God. I went flying," added Behar, once she was finally (and safely) seated in her chair. "I just missed the step, as usual."

    Behar joked that her husband, Steve, is probably laughing at home and texting her about the accident, and when the show returned from its first commercial break, that proved to be true. "I'm getting all these messages from people saying, 'That's a viral moment. You'll be on Page Six!' That's all that people really care about," she told her co-hosts. "Ana Navarro: 'Mamacita, are you okay?' That's funny."

    "I've fallen a lot. I'm a klutz," she went on, as she assured the panel that she's okay. "Just to talk seriously. When Bob Saget fell, he died. If you hit your head and you feel dizzy or you have blurred vision, you feel like you want to go to sleep, go to the doctor because that will kill you."

    When Behar said that "this chair is like the exorcist" with its constant spinning, Whoopi felt obliged to give viewers a demonstration of their many issues. "You might have a skinny behind, you might have a behind that has a little more meat on it. You go to sit, and you see it's moving," she said. "You can't get in it unless you move it along!"

    "You know, I'm going to make a resolution," concluded Behar. "I'm going to make my behind even bigger. Just for the purposes of this chair. If your behind is big enough, even if it spins, half of it will hit it!"

    Claire Spellberg Lustig is the Senior Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.

    TOPICS: Joy Behar, The View