Barbara Walters Leaves The Hospital, Still Fighting Chicken Pox

Garrett Montgomery | January 31, 2013 | 0 Comments More

THE VIEW - (2006)  Barbara Walters (ABC/DONNA SVENNEVIK)  BARBARA WALTERS

Barbara Walters who was hospitalized in a Washington center and then in a New York medical facility for a series of illnesses has been released and is said to be resting at home comfortably.

The reporter was rushed to a Washington hospital about one week ago after fainting, falling and hitting her head while covering president Barack Obama’s second inauguration.

While in the hospital “The View” co-host fell sick with high fever and doctors concluded that the 83-year-old journalist had chicken pox.

She was transferred to a New York facility where she was treated and has been released.

Whoopi Goldberg jokingly told the veteran reporter not to scratch on the talk show and added:

“We want to give you an update on Barbara.You all know that she fell and cut her head 10 days ago, and then was running a temperature, but it turns out it is all the result of a delayed childhood. Barbara has the chicken pox. She’d never had it as a child. So now she’s been told to rest, she’s not allowed any visitors, and we’re telling you, Barbara — no scratching.”

Thus far no one knows when Barbara Walters will return to work.

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