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Joy Behar Laughs It Off After Taking A Scary Fall On Stage During 'The View' Opening

Joy Behar Laughs It Off After Taking A Scary Fall On Stage During 'The View' Opening

The View co-host Joy Behar took quite a big spill in front of the audience as she struggled to climb onto her swivel chair at the top of the show.

The 79-year-old veteran of the program was a good sport and made jokes after wiping out on the floor with both legs in the air. To assure everyone she was fine, Behar called herself a "klutz" and even made a wisecrack about who she could sue.

Still, her stumble startled the audience enough to elicit gasps and prompted her co-hosts and a crew member to immediately rush to assist her.

You can watch her fall that was caught in the show's opening moments.

The View co-hosts Sara Haines and Sunny Hostin helped Behar up, and moderator Whoopi Goldberg was heard telling her to “just stand.”

After a production assistant helped guide her to the desk panel, viewers, relieved at seeing her back up on her feet, applauded.

She suffered no serious injuries and managed to continue on with the rest of the program with her wit remaining intact.

Behar quipped, "Twenty-five years that has never happened to me. Who do I sue?”

When an audience member yelled, "I love you, Joy," Behar replied:

"Thanks. Dead or alive!... I went flying... I just missed the step [getting into the chair], as usual."

Fans expressed their concern after trolls–who are opposed to some of Behar's strong unpopular opinions on the show–made fun of her by calling the incident the work of karma.

Goldberg agreed the chairs were not the safest and demonstrated how fast they spin. "You touch it and you're on the ground," she said.

Hostin added, "It's happened to all of us."

When the excitement settled a bit, Behar took a moment to address the dangers of falling and referred to the late comedian, Bob Saget–who died from a head injury, likely from a fall, in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida, on January 9.

“The main thing — just to talk seriously — when Bob Saget fell, he died,” Behar said, before leaving this potentially life-saving message:

“If you hit your head, and you feel dizzy or you have blurred vision, or you feel like you want to go to sleep, go to the doctor. Because that will kill you.”

On a lighter note, she continued:

"But I've fallen a lot. I fall all the time. I'm a klutz! But this chair, this chair was like the exorcist."
"But you know what? I'm going to make a resolution. I'm going to make my behind a little bigger, just for the purpose of the chair."

Behar recently made headlines for a tone-deaf comment she made about the Ukraine crisis possibly interfering with her plans for her European vacation.

She was also slammed by the LGBTQ+ community for encouraging closeted people to "just come out" at Thanksgiving and "see what happens."

In spite of her comments, some thought she was undeserving of ruthless mockery.

The stand-up comedian, who started her career in show business as a receptionist in the 1980s and later as a producer for ABC's Good Morning America, remains the only original panelist on The View.

When the show debuted in 1997, she initially covered for The View's co-creator and broadcast journalist, Barbara Walters, on her days off.

Eventually, Behar become a permanent co-host and has regularly appeared on the show–with the exception of the 17th and 18th seasons.