Barbara Walters Has Chicken Pox, Remains Hospitalized in New York

Truth rating: 10
(Getty Images.)

By Shari Weiss


Barbara Walters now has the chicken pox, it was announced on “The View” on Monday.

Co-host Whoopi Goldberg revealed, “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 chicken pox.”

“She’d never had it as a child. So now she’s been told to rest. She’s not allowed any visitors,” Goldberg said, adding, “And we’re telling you, Barbara, no scratching.”

The veteran journalist has been hospitalized since her fall in Washington, D.C. on January 19, but has since been transferred to a New York hospital, where she remains.

Gossip Cop wishes Walters a speedy recovery!

Enter your email address here to receive daily news updates from us.


  1. Gossip Cop
  2. Mediaite
  3. RunwayRiot
  4. The Mary Sue
  5. The Braiser