Barbara Walters Has Chicken Pox

    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14:  TV Personality Barbara Walters attends Barneys New York And Disney Electric Holiday Window Unveiling Hosted By Sarah Jessica Parker, Bob Iger, And Mark Lee on November 14, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Barneys New York)

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    Barbara Walters has been hospitalized with the chicken pox. The 83-year-old journalist was hospitalized over a week ago after a fall. At first doctors said they would not release Walters because she had a fever, and it turns out that she has the disease that most people get as children. Whoopi Goldberg made the announcement during a taping of The View on Monday, saying “No scratching.” After suffering a fall on Jan. 19 in Washington, D.C., Walters was taken to the hospital for observation. She has since been transferred to a hospital in New York.

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