Barbara Walters leaves hospital

By Gavriella Tjandra,

Barbara Walters can now sleep in her own bedroom - she has finally been released from the hospital, after being admitted for a head injury and now chicken pox.

ABC News told E! that the veteran journalist is deemed healthy right now.

"Barbara Walters is at home resting comfortably and is getting stronger," they said.

One of The View hosts injured her head after falling on the stairs in a visit to British Ambassador's Washington D.C. house January 19, E! News confirmed.

She went to the hospital to get the wound checked out, but ended up staying for a full check-up, a representative for ABC News told E!.

"Barbara is alert (and telling everyone what to do), which we all take as a very positive sign," they said at the time.

Walters was then diagnosed with chickenpox, a rare disease to anyone over 60 years old, USA Today reported.

The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg said in the show last Monday, as reported by USA Today, "Barbara has the chickenpox. She'd never had it as a child. So now she's been told to rest, she's not allowed any visitors."

Goldberg joked, "We're telling you, Barbara, no scratching."



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