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Barbara Walters Still Hospitalized, Falls Victim To Chicken Pox

It’s been over a week since Barbara Walters was hospitalized after a misstep and it’s been nearly a week since the woman sent a message to her beloved co-hosts and audiences who watch The View, stating she hoped to return to work soon. Unfortunately, that’s looking a little less likely than it may have looked a few days ago, since the 83-year-old has now contracted the chicken pox.

Since fans have been getting updates during The View, there should really be no surprise that the chicken pox news broke via the outlet. According to The Washington Post, co-host Whoopi Goldberg once more was tasked with updating audiences on Walter’s condition, calling Walter’s new chicken pox predicament “delayed childhood” and explaining a little bit about her hospital circumstances

“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!"

The famous journalist was initially hospitalized after tripping on a step and falling at an ambassador's home in Washington, D.C. 10 days ago. A low-grade fever made her release from the hospital impossible; however, Walters was moved to a New York hospital at some point. Hopefully, the chicken pox won’t take too huge of a toll on Walter’s health—although it is more of a problematic disease in adults than children—and the career journalist will be able to return to her daytime TV gig soon.

Jessica Rawden

Amazing Race & Top Chef superfan with a pinch of Disney fairy dust thrown in. If you’ve created a rom-com I’ve probably watched it.