‘The View’: Meghan McCain Posts Emotional Message About ‘Burnout’ of Overworking Following Exit From Show

by Madison Miller

If 2021 has brought anything so far, it’s certainly supplied a lot of talk show-related drama to the forefront. Shows like “The View” and “The Talk” have seen departures and drama lead to major changes in the programs.

At the beginning of this month, Meghan McCain announced that she was leaving “The View.” She joined the show back in 2017 but has since decided to part ways with the ABC program.

Opening Up About Overworking ‘Burnout’

In a recent Instagram post, McCain posted a photo urging people to “stop glamorizing overworking.” It also stated that “too many people wear their burnout as a badge of honor and it needs to change.”

In addition to the photo itself, McCain wrote her own personalized message to go along with it. McCain shared that she has long been the “queen of burnout.”

“It only took my dad dying of terminal brain cancer, suffering a horrendous miscarriage, a global pandemic where I thought I would most likely die of covid while pregnant and then experiencing first time motherhood isolated and alone in quarantine for me to receive this knowledge and really start believing it. Trust me, I believe it now. I also feel my mortality and the finite amount of time a human lifespan is more than ever. Also, that there’s nothing in this world guaranteed – most especially tomorrow,” Meghan McCain wrote.

After an incredibly hard year, which most people can relate to in some way, McCain has made the choice to put her mental health and happiness ahead of her career for the time being.

Her father, John McCain, died in August 2018 after a battle with brain cancer.

Meghan McCain Choice to Leave ‘The View’

Meghan McCain announced that this would be her last season on “The View” earlier this month. That means that she will be gone by the end of July.

She announced in her departure message that the coronavirus pandemic had “dramatically” shifted how she wants to live her life. She quotes this as one of several reasons she’s stepping away after four years.

“This was not an easy decision it took a lot of thought and counsel and prayer and talking to my family and close friends,” McCain said in the video message.

It’s not a huge surprise that McCain is stepping away from her role. According to USA Today, in July 2019, reports suggested she may be leaving after several arguments on-screen with fellow “The View” hosts, Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg.

She seems to be leaving on a positive note, however. She said during her announcement, “I will still be here another month, so if you guys want to fight a little bit more we got four more weeks.”