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Whoopi Goldberg leaves 'Sister Act' in London after her mom suffers a stroke

August 27, 2010 | 12:17 pm


Whoopi Goldberg has put Mother Superior on hold to care for her own mom, a new report says.

Goldberg, on hiatus from her moderating gig at "The View," has been living in London and starring in a West End stage adaptation of her film "Sister Act." Upon learning her mother Emma had suffered a stroke, however, Goldberg departed Friday for the States.

"The thoughts and sincere best wishes of the producers and the entire 'Sister Act' company are with her at this difficult time," producers said in a statement.

Goldberg also serves as a consulting producer on the musical, which she was to star in through month's end. The film version was released in 1992 and saw the comic playing a Las Vegas showgirl forced to hide out in a convent after witnessing a murder.

-- Matt Donnelly

Photo: Whoopi Goldberg as Mother Superior in "Sister Act: The Musical" on Aug. 10, 2010, in London. Credit: Neil Mockford / Getty Images

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