Walters is a part-time host of the daytime talk show of which she is also co-creator and co-executive producer.
Apparently, Walters who is now 83 years old never had the disease when she was a child.
The ladies on "The View" had this advice for Walters:
"Barbara, don't scratch."
The veteran newswoman has been absent from "The View" for over a week because she fell on a stair and cut her forehead at an inauguration party at the British Ambassador’s residence in Washington, D.C. on Saturday night, Jan. 19. Walters was in D.C. on assignment for President Obama's second inauguration. She was scheduled to contribute to ABC News' coverage of the events but was hospitalized and not on the air Monday, Jan. 21 when most of her colleagues were.
Chicken pox is usually thought of as a childhood disease; however, it is not uncommon for adults to also have it.
We wish Barbara Walters a speedy recovery!