Whoopi Goldberg Opens Up About Her 'Painful' Injury

PHOTO: Whoopi Goldberg attends "Stand Up" For Scleroderma Research at Carolines On Broadway, Dec. 2, 2014, in New York City. PlayIlya S. Savenok/Getty Images
WATCH Whoopi Goldberg Vows Return After 'Painful' Injury

Whoopi Goldberg has a good excuse for missing "The View."

The co-host is recovering from a herniated disc.

"[It] is something that has been so painful it made me wish to have my period back again," Goldberg said in a video she made for the ABC talk show today.

Goldberg, 59, has missed several shows because of the injury. However, she said she's feeling better and is expected to return to the show next week.

"I'm back sooner than anybody thinks," she promised, "and I'm stronger than ever."