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Barbara Walters

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Chicken Pox!

1/28/2013 8:43 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Barbara Walters
has seen it all in her career, except for one thing -- CHICKEN POX ... until now.

The 83-year-old news legend announced ... she's officially suffering from a case of the scratchies ... roughly 75 years after most people catch the viral infection.

Walters -- who was already recovering from a head injury she suffered during Inauguration weekend -- was obviously absent from "The View" this morning ... so Whoopi broke the news.

"We want to give you an update on Barbara," Goldberg said ... "You all know that she fell and cut her head 10 days ago, and then was running a temperature, but it turns out it is all the result of a delayed childhood."

"Barbara has the chicken pox. She'd never had it as a child. So now she's been told to rest, she's not allowed any visitors. and we're telling you, Barbara, no scratching,

Whoopi added, "We love you. We miss you. We just don't want to hug you."

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Toilethead    

Isn't she way too old for that?

543 days ago
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skittlesbreaker19    

She'll die from it at her age

543 days ago
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FeefaGaga    

Sweet Baby Buddah!!! I know she mad smh she is too Mature in Age to be getting that -Gaga Facts

543 days ago
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Monyhony    

She will most likely hospitalized..i had them at 15 and they were soooooo bad i was in the er. Next headline...barbra walters dies from the pox..

543 days ago
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jules    

Adult Chicken Pox is called Shingles

543 days ago
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RedPill    

hahahaa you ugly old witch you deserve it because you wanna trust our corrupted rogue government and take your vaccines that's designed to infect you with diseases you dumb animal

543 days ago
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William j    

Hey tmz I think you mean shingles this bitch is way too old to have chicken pox

543 days ago
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tver    

Aaaah...Get well soon Barbara.

543 days ago
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malia    

For some reason I'm not buying the chicken pox story. That old woman fell down like most old people do and I think she looks like she got beat up... she needs more time to heal

543 days ago
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Shelly    

Chicken Pox and Shingles are 2 different things, although you can't get shingles unless you've had the chicken pox.

543 days ago
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CJ    

I heard it can be deadly for older people. I never had it but I have been around many people who were infected at the time so hopefully I don't get it when I am 75!!

543 days ago
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Carl    

It is amazing that she didn't get it as a kid, but it is even more amazing that she never bothered to get vaccinated despite a vaccine being available for 15 years now.

543 days ago
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Queen.of.the.Obvious    

Wouldn't it be considered Shingles instead of Chicken Pox at her age?

543 days ago
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Ace    

You have to have sex with a chicken to get it at her age. Maybe she has polio to.

543 days ago
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missy    

boo effing hoo! dont like you bw. you sold out to so many people for your own self. youre as fake as whoopi

543 days ago
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