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Whoopi Goldberg Quits 'Sister Act' Due to Mom's Health Scare

August 28, 2010 (4:41 am) GMT
The 54-year-old star opted to end her run in the London theater production after learning that her mother suffered a stroke.

has quit the London theater production of "Sister Act" and flown back to the U.S. after discovering her mother has suffered a stroke. The actress - who starred in the 1992 movie that inspired the West End musical - was due to headline the show until the end of August.

But the 54 year old brought short her run on Friday, August 27 to make a transatlantic dash to visit her ailing mum Emma in hospital. A statement from the show's producers reads, "The thoughts and sincere best wishes of the producers and the entire 'Sister Act' company are with her at this difficult time."

Goldberg is also producing "Sister Act", which is due to open on Broadway in 2011.

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