Barbara Walters To Return To ‘The View’ After Month-Long Hiatus


The Babs is back in town. Well, she will be very soon. The View co-host Barbara Walters made the announcement when she called to check-in with her co-hosts (as well as guest Brooke Shields) on Tuesday morning, and give them the news that she’d be back for good on Monday, March 4. The 83-year-old has been absent from the ABC daytime talk show for over a month in order to recover from a concussion and a bout with the chicken pox.

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“Like it or not, I’m coming back on the show again,” announced Walters, who said she missed her View c0-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd. “No more chicken pox. … I haven’t been contagious for a while, but they wanted me to have rest, and I’ve had enough rest and I’m ready to come back.” Walters also tweeted the news, sharing with fans from her page, “I’m back! Starting Monday I’m returning to . Ladies – thanks for keeping my seat warm!” 

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Walters came down with a case of chicken pox after she sustained a concussion when she fainted and hit her head at the British ambassador’s residence, where she also suffered a cut on her forehead. She was hospitalized and received six stitches as a result of the accident. Watch Walters calling in to The View  to officialy announce her return below, if only to marvel at Goldberg’s crazed marching band leader getup: 

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