Barbara Walters, the 83-year-old co-host of “The View,” was recovering from a head injury in the hospital when she suddenly caught a fever. It didn’t take long before doctors discovered the famous journalist had the chicken pox.
“We want to give you an update on Barbara,” Goldberg said on “The View” on Monday. “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’s never had it as a child.”
While the disease is most common among children it can be very dangerous (but still non-life threatening) when contracted by adults. It can sometimes lead to other complications such as pneumonia.
While “The View” co-host is aware of the seriousness of the matter, she decided to try to make light of things by playfully reminding Walters “no scratching.”
Chicken pox may be the thing that is keeping Barbara Walters hospitalized, but it’s not what caused her to get there in the first place.
She was hospitalized since last week after falling at an inauguration party. Walters was at the British ambassador’s residence in Washington when she took a tumble and cut her head.
While in the hospital she developed a fever and later was diagnosed with chicken pox.
Ever since coming down with the illness she has been transferred from the hospital in Washington to a New York hospital.
No word out yet on when she will be able to return to “The View,” but she did send her warmest regards and “thanks” to those who have expressed their concern for her health while she has been away.