Barbara Walters hospitalized with chicken pox

Wonderwall, Monday, January 28, 2013, 9:01am (PST)
  • NEW YORK (AP) -- Barbara Walters has the chicken pox.

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    The television veteran has been hospitalized for more than a week after taking a fall. Doctors wouldn't release her because she was running a temperature, and now they know why: The 83-year-old news veteran has a disease many people deal with when they are children.

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    Whoopi Goldberg delivered the news Monday on "The View," the daytime talk show Walters started. Goldberg delivered an ultimatum to Walters: "No scratching."

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    Walters hit her head when she fell in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 19, and was hospitalized for observation. She has since been transferred to a New York hospital.

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