Legendary television personality Barbara Walters returned to The View this morning following a six-week absence from the series as she recovered from the chicken pox and a concussion that occurred when she fell as a result of her illness, causing her to hit her head on a marble floor.
Walters, the hardest working 83-year old in show business, was met with a standing ovation upon her return and opened up about her illness, sharing "more than you ever wanted to know," about what she had gone through.
"It all began in January when I was visiting a friend in Miami," she said. "She had as another guest a well-known actor who shall remain nameless. I gave him a New Year’s hug and kiss on the cheek. What he didn't know yet was that he was about to develop a bad case of shingles."
When she was covering President Barack Obama's inauguration earlier this year, she fainted while at the British ambassador's residence, with the fall leaving her "bloody and unconscious."
"The chicken pox came and went weeks ago -- the head injury has taken longer," she added. "Chelsea Clinton emailed and said she was going to buy her mother and me matching helmets (in reference to Hillary Clinton's recent medical issues)."
Welcome back, Babs!