Joy Behar Warns Others of Bob Saget's Fate After Falling on 'The View'

Joy Behar warned viewers to seek medical attention if they fall and hit their heads, after taking a tumble live on air during Thursday's installment of The View.

The veteran panelist, 79, walked out for the start of the show as usual with her co-hosts, but accidentally fell after attempting to climb into her chair—prompting a series of jokes among the TV personalities after helping her up off the studio floor.

Later on in the show, Behar addressed the mishap in a more serious tone, as she recalled the January death of comedian Bob Saget, who passed away in his Orlando, Florida, hotel room after appearing to fall and hit his head.

"The main thing, just to talk seriously, when Bob Saget fell, he died," she said. "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."

Last month, Saget's family said in a statement that the beloved comedian had died after he "accidentally hit the back of his head on something, thought nothing of it and went to sleep."

An autopsy report by Dr. Joshua Stephany, the chief medical examiner of Orange and Osceola counties in Florida, suggested that the Full House star, 65, had sustained an injury far more serious than one that could have been shrugged off.

"It is most probable that the decedent suffered an unwitnessed fall backwards and struck the posterior aspect of his head," Stephany wrote in the report, according to The New York Times.

On Behar's part, it appeared that she didn't hit her head as she fell to the studio floor at the start of Thursday's broadcast of ABC daytime talk show The View.

In the immediate aftermath of her fall, she was helped off the floor by her co-hosts, before moderator Whoopi Goldberg said: "These chairs move! You touch it and you're on the ground."

Co-host Sunny Hostin said it's "happened to all of us at one time or another", though Behar, who is the sole original panelist to have remained on the show from its 1997 debut, counted: "Twenty-five years, that has never happened [to me]."

"Who do I sue?" Behar quipped, raising laughter from her co-hosts and applause and cheers from the studio audience. "My husband is home laughing, I bet."

Fellow panelist Sara Haines noted how "high" the chairs are, while Goldberg joked that it "takes a glass of wine to get into the chair."

When Goldberg, 66, enquired how Behar was after the fall, she said: "I just missed the step. As usual."

Oscar-winning screen star Goldberg later stated that Haines, 44, did "not trip" Behar at the start of the show, joking that the show's stars had received text messages suggesting as much.

"She did not do it. All of you stop sending us texts, that's not what happened," Goldberg said, after Haines jokingly specified that she did not trip Behar "today."

Behar added: "I'm getting all these messages from people saying, 'That's a viral moment...That's all people really care about. This, from Ana Navarro: 'Mamacita, are you okay?' She's funny."

After warning viewers to seek medical attention should they fall and hit their heads, Behar said: "But I've fallen a lot. I fall all the time. I'm a klutz! But this chair, this chair was like the exorcist. It was spring!"

Continuing to elicit laughs, she quipped: "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."

Joy Behar and Bob Saget
Joy Behar (L) has warned others to get seek medical attention should they hit their head in a fall, after she took a tumble on Thursday's installment of "The View." She cited the January death of beloved comedian Bob Saget (R), who was found dead in a Florida hotel room after what a coroner ruled as an accidental fall. Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic/Steve Zak Photography/FilmMagic;