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Barbara Walters Has Chicken Pox

It appears the stumble on the stairs at the British Ambassador’s residence — which resulted in hospitalization — was the beginning of more serious health troubles for Barbara Walters. The veteran ABC News anchor and host/creator of “The View” is now battling chicken pox. Walters was transferred to a New York hospital late last week after spending several days in a DC hospital. At an Inauguration weekend event on January 19, she tripped on some stairs and cut her head.

“Barbara has the chicken pox,” Whoopi Goldberg announced on “The View.” “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.”

“That’s what you get for interviewing Honey Boo Boo,” added Joy Behar.

Chicken pox in older adults can be serious. ABC says they expect Walters, 83, to be home soon.

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