Whoopi Goldberg quits `Sister Act`

Updated: Aug 28, 2010, 10:42 AM IST

London: Whoopi Goldberg has left the London production of `Sister Act` to fly back to the US after her mother had a stroke.

Goldberg was due to appear as the Mother Superior in the convent-set musical until the end of the month.

Producers say the 54-year-old star flew home Friday after learning of her mother Emma`s illness. They said "the thoughts and sincere best wishes of the producers and the entire `Sister Act` company are with her at this difficult time."

Goldberg is a producer of the stage version of her hit 1992 movie about an on-the-lam singer who hides out among a group of nuns. It is due to open on Broadway next year.

Bureau Report