Barbara Walters Has The Chicken Pox, Remains In Hospital

Barbara Walters has the chicken pox and remains in the hospital recovering, is reporting.

The View co-host, 83, has been in hospitalized since January 20 when she suffered a cut on her forehead after falling at an inauguration party and was transferred last week to a New York hospital.

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“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,” Whoopi Goldberg said on The View Monday morning.

“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.”

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Barbara originally fell while at the Washington home of England’s U.S. ambassador, Peter Westmacott.

“We love you. We miss you,” Whoopi said.

“We just don’t want to hug you.”


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