Barbara Walters recovering from chickenpox

4:52 PM, Jan 28, 2013   |    comments
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Barbara Walters, still hospitalized after a fall 10 days ago, is also recovering from chickenpox.

"We want to give you an update on Barbara," Whoopi Goldberg said on The View this morning. "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 chickenpox. 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."

Walters fell, struck her head and sustained a cut that required stitches while attending a party at the British Embassy the weekend before the inauguration. Doctors elected to keep her in the hospital because of a slightly elevated temperature.

Last week, in a statement read on The View, Walters thanked "all the people who have called, written and been concerned about me".

"We love you. We miss you. We just don't want to hug you," Goldberg said in a message to Walters Monday on The View.

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