At 83, Barbara Walters Gets Chickenpox
Keeps ABC veteran in hospital, Whoopi Goldberg says
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 28, 2013 1:40 PM CST
Barbara Walters is seen in this file photo.   (Chris Pizzello)

(Newser) – Barbara Walters would probably like to hit the reset button on 2013. She's got the chickenpox and remains hospitalized more than a week after going in after falling and hitting her head at a pre-inaugural party in Washington on Jan. 19, Whoopi Goldberg revealed this morning on The View. "She's been told to rest. She's not allowed any visitors," Goldberg said. "And we're telling you, Barbara, no scratching!"

Goldberg said Walters, who is 83, has been transferred to a New York hospital and hopes to go home soon. Even after concern about her fall had subsided, Walters had been kept hospitalized last week because of a lingering fever, and doctors found the unexpected cause. It turned out to be the pox, which can be serious in older people because of the possibility of complications like pneumonia. "We love you, we miss you," Goldberg said. "We just don't want to hug you."

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Feb 8, 2013 6:34 AM CST
Next is singles?
Jan 29, 2013 1:46 PM CST
I hope she listens to her Dr's. I got Chicken Pox at 40 took all my teeth & no ear drum on the left side. It is scary & it hurt's like H789. No scraching Listen to them. Hope for a good recovery.
Jan 29, 2013 2:30 AM CST
that's called Shingles in that age range....just sayin'