Barbara Walters, hospitalized following a nasty tumble at an inauguration party, remains in the hospital more than one week later. There has finally been an update on her condition, and it's not all good. The 83-year-old television journalist has chickenpox, according to a Jan. 28, 2013 report by Yahoo! News. Fortunately, the hospital plans to release her in the near future, so that's a good sign.
Walters was initially hospitalized following an inaugural party tumble on Sat., Jan. 19, 2013. The television host and news anchor was celebrating the second inauguration of President Barack Obama at an event at the home of an ambassador when she fell on a step.
Barbara Walters, hospitalized after the fall, received treatment for a cut she sustained on her head. She also received a full examination at an undisclosed hospital. Doctors reportedly discovered she had chickenpox when she presented with a fever following her fall. She was subsequently transferred to a hospital in New York, where she remains under a doctor's care.
Since Barbara Walters was hospitalized, the other co-hosts of "The View" have been carrying on without her. Monday's show welcomes Katie Couric to the set.