Barbara Walters is in recovery after taking a nasty fall on inauguration weekend. The ABC News journalist stated that she is doing better and expects to go home soon.
Whoopi Goldberg explained what happened to Walters during an episode of The View, saying:
“Barbara went to Washington to cover the inauguration. She missed a step and had a fall, which cut her upper temple. The doctors stitched her up and she is doing fine, but they want her to take it easy.”
ABC News reports that Walters, 83, released a statement as well. In the statement, she said she wanted to “thank all the people who have called, written and been concerned about me.”
She also revealed that she was running a small fever but that she will be going home once her temperature is normal. She added, “I’m pleased to say that it is going in the right direction and I will be home soon.”
Walters’ colleagues wished her the best on The View Tuesday morning, though comic Joy Behar couldn’t resist joking about Barbara Walters’ fall. She urged Walters to get while and at the same time insisted she “lay off the Grey Goose” vodka, notes Fox News.
The ABC News journalist fell on Saturday when she was visiting the British Ambassador’s residence. She was taken to the hospital as a precaution to be examined by doctors. Unfortunately, she has not yet been released.
Barbara Walters has worked at ABC News since 1976 when she became their first woman to co-host the network news. It is not clear if she will be released from the hospital before the end of the week.