Barbara Walters releases statement to 'The View' following hospitalization

By Sarah Burbank-Douglas,

Barbara Walters may have fallen down over the weekend but she is certainly not out as The View co-host has released a statement following the news of her hospitalization. She told her viewers that she is on her way to a quick recovery.

“First and foremost, I want to thank all the people who have called and written and been concerned about me. I'm most appreciative," Walters said in a statement read by The View co-host Whoppi Goldberg as quoted by E! News. "I'm running a low-grade fever and the doctors are keeping me in the hospital until my temperature is normal. I'm pleased to say that it is going in the right direction and I will be home soon."

The news of her hospitalization surfaced over the weekend and the 83-year-old journalist was in Washington D.C. prepping for the inauguration of President Barack Obama. She was visiting the British Ambassador’s D.C. home when she missed a step and cut her upper temple.

Walters was hospitalized as a precaution but has since been ‘stitched-up’ and is doing well, E! notes.

View co-host Joy Behar also sent her well wishes adding, “Barbara, we miss you, and lay off the Grey Goose, OK, babe?"

It has not been announced when Walters will return to work.



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