According to a source, pals and colleagues have noticed that Walters, 85, is starting to have memory lapses.
And her state is so serious that a planned guest spot for Walters on The View, the talk show she once reigned over, was scrapped, The ENQUIRER notes.
“Barbara was supposed to go on ‘The View’ now that the new season has begun,” a source told The ENQUIRER. “But network brass deep-sixed the idea—scared of what she’d say on live TV.”
As RadarOnline.com has reported, sources recently told the NY Post that Walters wanted to make a special cameo on the September premiere episode of the revamped talk show now featuring Rosie O’Donnell, but ABC execs passed on the idea.
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