Barbara Walters calls into 'The View' and reveals she had the chicken pox even before inauguration weekend fall (Video)

By Gina DiFalco,

Barbara Walters called into The View on Wednesday to explain to her co-hosts and their guest co-host Kris Jenner what has happened to her the past few weeks.

Walters first fell during the inauguration weekend at the British Prime Minister’s home and sustained a cut on her head. Then it was reported that she had a case of chicken pox. But the veteran journalist explained her health situation to the ladies during her phone call.

“I had a temperature and I had the chicken pox and didn't know it. So when I was in Washington for the inauguration weekend, I fainted at the British Embassy. If you're going to faint, it's a very elegant place to faint,” she said, The Huffington Post reports.

“And I hit my head and had six stitches ... in addition to the chicken pox ... I had been in somebody's company who had the shingles and I got the chicken pox from them. But, I also got a concussion.

So I have been a little weak. I am not in any pain. I'm not scratching too much ... I'm not itching away! But I do feel just sort of weak and tired and I probably won't be back on the program for about three weeks. But that does not mean that I don't listen to every single word every one of you say!”

The Washington Post reports that Walters, 83, also laughed at the fact that we’ve come so far in some aspects and not in others. She noted, "You know what’s amazing… after all these years, we still have nothing you can put on the itching except calamine lotion,” adding, “We have Facebook and Twitter — and calamine lotion.”

Watch it below:



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