Barbara Walters still in hospital due to chicken pox

Barbara WaltersIt's been a rough week for Barbara Walters. Last weekend, the ABC News veteran was kept under observation at a hospital after falling and cutting her head. Now doctors are extending her stay due to a case of the chicken pox.

On the evening of January 19, the co-host of The View was hospitalized after she slipped on some stairs following a tea and champagne party at the residence of British Ambassador Sir Peter Westmacott. Because the 83-year-old was running a low-grade fever, doctors opted to keep her under observation and she was expected to be released last week.

"Barbara went to Washington to cover the inauguration," View co-host Whoopi Goldberg explained on the show last Monday. "She missed a step and had a fall, which cut her upper temple. The doctors stitched her up and she is doing fine, but they want her to take it easy."

However, it was later discovered that the fever was related to chicken pox, a common ailment that Walters never had as a child. "So now she's been told to rest, she's not allowed any visitors," Goldberg informed viewers on today's edition of The View. "And we're telling you, Barbara, no scratching."

Walters was transferred to a hospital in the New York area and should be released soon. It is still unknown when she will return to work.

Once again, we here at TV Rage wish Barbara a speedy recovery.

- Barbara Walters
- The View

Written by: Chrononaut
Jan 28th, 2013, 10:39 am

Images courtesy of ABC

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