Barbara Walters itching for 'The View'

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Barbara Walters isn't "scratching too much" from chickenpox, but she says she won't be back at "The View" for three more weeks, The Associated Press reports.

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 an inaugural party at the British embassy 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."

And she chided her co-hosts: "I do feel weak and tired and probably won't be back on the program for about three weeks, but that doesn't mean I don't listen to every single word," that's being said on "The View."

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