Whoopi Goldberg put Suzanne Somers' comments regarding the death of actor Patrick Swayze in her crosshairs on 'The View' on Wednesday, lashing out at the actress for recent comments in which she hinted that chemotherapy and not cancer is what killed the 'Dirty Dancing' star. Somers took to her blog to defend herself, saying she had no idea she was speaking to a reporter at the time, and that having gone through cancer herself, she'd never say anything hurtful toward Swayze or his family.Good for Whoopi to slam pretend doctor (whose quack "medical advice" has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show) Suzanne Somers. After making millions off her exercise tapes, Somers started cozying up to "doctors" to promote "hormonal health" tips on a naive public with wallets ready. But Somers took it to a new level with her idiotic, classless comments about Swayze so soon after his death. Clearly, that dimwit Chrissy Snow character on "Three's Company" wasn't just an act.
Somers was recently quoted as saying doctors "took this beautiful man and they basically put poison in him. Why couldn't they have built him up nutritionally and gotten rid of the toxins in his body?" She has since on her Web site for the comment, saying that she "was not informed or aware" that she was being interviewed "with someone who never identified himself as a reporter." She continued, saying she would have "never have been so insensitive as to offer a public statement so close to his untimely passing."
Despite Somers' apology, Goldberg said on 'The View: "In case she doesn't know, Patrick did everything and went everywhere to try and stay healthy as long as he could. That he's been gone a week and this statement came out is bad timing and bad taste and Suzanne, you know better."
Goldberg, who starred alongside Swayze in the hit film 'Ghost,' went on to say that she's "not sure that's not what you meant to do, but you should have thought about it," referring to Somers and the comment.