Walters expects chicken pox to keep her off 'The View' for 3 weeks
Veteran ABC newswoman Barbara Walters arrives to the Matrix Awards in New York, Monday, April 23, 2012. (AP / Charles Sykes)
The Associated Press
Published Wednesday, February 6, 2013 12:04PM EST
Last Updated Wednesday, February 6, 2013 1:08PM EST
NEW YORK -- Barbara Walters isn't "scratching too much" from chickenpox, but she says she won't be back at "The View" for three more weeks.
Walters phoned into the ABC talk show Wednesday. Calling from her home, she reported that she's weak but not in any pain.
She was hospitalized on Jan. 19 after fainting and cutting her head at a party in Washington. The 83-year-old has said she had the chickenpox and a temperature at the time, but didn't realize it. She suffered a concussion and got six stitches. She was released 10 days later.
She announced Wednesday: "I'm not itching away."
Then she marveled that the best remedy for itching is an age-old one, saying: "We have Facebook, Twitter and calamine lotion."