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Barbara Walters Has Chickenpox

Associated Press, January 28, 2013 2:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) -- 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. A fellow host on the "The View," Whoopi Goldberg, said Monday that Walters has been transferred to a New York hospital and hopes to go home soon.

"She's been told to rest. She's not allowed any visitors," Goldberg said. "And we're telling you, Barbara, no scratching!"

The 83-year-old news veteran, who underwent heart surgery in May 2010, apparently avoided a disease that hits most people when they are children. It can be serious in older people because of the possibility of complications like pneumonia.

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.

"We love you, we miss you," Goldberg said on "The View," in a message to the show's inventor. "We just don't want to hug you."

by Anonymousreply 1201/28/2013

Didn't she have chicken pox when she was younger?

Perhaps it's the 'adult' chicken pox: shingles, which is friggin painful and more intense.

by Anonymousreply 101/28/2013

Bet it is shingles.

Awful to have....just got the vaccine so I wouldn't get it.

by Anonymousreply 201/28/2013

She should tell them it's liver cancer.

by Anonymousreply 301/28/2013

She needs to slow the fuck down.

by Anonymousreply 401/28/2013

She's a goner now.

by Anonymousreply 501/28/2013

A pox on her!

by Anonymousreply 601/28/2013

Michael Palin is in talks to star as Barbara in the Lifetime movie.

by Anonymousreply 701/28/2013

we love you Barbara please get up

by Anonymousreply 801/28/2013

She fell down the stairs at the British Embassy because she refused help and insisted she could do it herself!!

by Anonymousreply 901/28/2013

I got chickenpox in my 30s. Came close to death with 107 fever. Almost 2 weeks quarantined in hospital. Fucking brutal. Covered in pox from head to toe. Yes. Even ...there

by Anonymousreply 1001/28/2013

I can't believe Barbara Walters lived in NYC for 83 years and traveled the world and never had chicken pox.

Shingles doesn't give you a lingering fever, BTW. Fever is in the early stage, mostly probably prodromal.

by Anonymousreply 1101/28/2013

Whatever you do, don't rub or scratch, Barb!

Don't do it! Parts of your nether regions may be itchy!

You may writhe in pain like fire ants are crawling all over your body, Barb, but don't scratch!

Much luv, Cunt! Ha!

by Anonymousreply 1201/28/2013
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