Goldberg Refuses Invite To African Ancestral State
Oscar-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg has declined an invitation to visit the home of her ancestors - because of her fear of flying.
The Hollywood star - who has not been on an aeroplane in over 20 years - recently had her DNA tested to trace her African roots and found she was descended from two tribes in the small state of Guinea-Bissau, western Africa.
But despite receiving an official letter from their tourism ministry - addressed to "Your excellency Hoppy Goldberg" - she cannot overcome her phobia.
The comic's spokesman last month (JAN07) confirmed Goldberg had no plans to visit Africa in the wake of her ancestral discovery, even by boat.