*Whoopi Goldberg has returned to “The View” after a week-long absence that she revealed was due to a nagging sciatica.
The actor, who revealed she had been hospitalized, said: “I was out because I was dealing with something called sciatica, which is basically a bulging disc in your back and it impacts the sciatic nerve, which sends pain down your leg.”
She likened it to a “bad boyfriend who came back to mess with me.” She said: “So there I was, trying to move my leg — impossible to do. It was really horrible, but I’m glad to be here.”
Whoopi said that she’s now using a walker, which has become her “new best friend.”
“I’m just gliding along,” she said.
Though she said having a walker “kind of freaks me out – I didn’t know that I needed it,” she later quipped: “Well, what can you do? I’ve turned into this little old Black lady. It’s really strange.”