Whoopi Goldberg Opens Up About Her 'Painful' Injury

The "View" host revealed why she's been sidelined.

ByLESLEY MESSER
January 12, 2015, 2:19 PM

— -- 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."

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