FILE – This June 23, 2012 file photo shows Barbara Walters presenting an award onstage at the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Walters has the chickenpox and remains hospitalized more than a week after going in after falling and hitting her head at a [auth] pre-inaugural party in Washington on Jan. 19. A fellow host on the “The View,” Whoopi Goldberg, said Monday, Jan. 28, that Walters has been transferred to a New York hospital and hopes to go home soon. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, file)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — ABC says Barbara Walters is out of the hospital and recovering from chicken pox at home.
ABC said Tuesday that the 83-year-old host on “The View” is resting comfortably and “getting stronger.” There was no indication of when she might return to work.
Walters was hospitalized after falling and cutting her head at a pre-inaugural party in Washington on Jan. 19. The news veteran later was diagnosed with chicken pox, which typically hits people when they are children.
The disease can be serious in older people because of the possibility of complications like pneumonia.