Barbara Walters returns to 'The View' after recovering from chicken pox, inauguration weekend fall (Video)

By Gina DiFalco,

Barbara Walters has finally returned to The View after weeks of being out with a case of chicken pox and recovering from a fall.

The 83-year-old told the audience that she got the virus from a friend while in Florida, who will “remain nameless.”

During her first show in over a month, Walters said “Today after a lot of scratching and rest, I am fine and I am healthy. People have said I should have my head examined,” adding, “I did and I’m fine.”

ABC News reports that she also explained that she cut her temple when she fell on a marble floor while at the British ambassador’s home during President Obama’s inauguration weekend.

She said the fall was actually more difficult to recover from than contracting chicken pox.

“The only cure for concussion was rest,” she said. “The pox came and went weeks ago. The head injury took longer.”

Walters was welcomed back by pre-recorded messages from some celebrity friends such as Ali Wentworth and Joan and Melissa Rivers, but it was a visit from friend Mayor Michael Bloomberg that really got her choked up, the Huffington Post reports.

Check out the video of Walters’ big return below:



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