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Barbara Walters hospitalized with chickenpox

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 08:31 a.m. HST, Jan 28, 2013


NEW YORK » 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 today 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."







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cojef wrote:
She was born into a "rich and famous" family, which enabled her to lead a very sheltered life. She attended private schools for the rich, thus further isolated her from being exposed to chicken-pox like most of us do who attend public schools. She also did not have to compete in the market place for her livelihood like the majority of people seeking employment. Thus, from those humble beginnings, she was able to avoid most of the childhood diseases which us commoners do. i.,e., Mumps thyphoid and rheumatic fever, etc.
on January 28,2013 | 10:05AM
puamamane wrote:
She's a myna bird, always squaking with nothing intelligent or truthful to say.
on January 28,2013 | 11:34AM
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