Barbara Walters Plans To Return To “The View” In 3 Weeks

NEW YORK (February 6, 2013)--Barbara Walters says she isn't "scratching too much" from chickenpox, but says she won't be back at "The View" for three more weeks.

Walters phoned into the ABC talk show from her home Wednesday and reported that she's weak, but not in any pain.

She was hospitalized on Jan. 19 after fainting and cutting her head at a party in Washington.

Walters, 83, said she had the chickenpox and a temperature at the time, but didn't realize it.

She suffered a concussion and got six stitches.

She was released 10 days later.

She announced Wednesday: "I'm not itching away."

Then she marveled that the best remedy for itching is an age-old one, saying, "We have Facebook, Twitter and calamine lotion."


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