ABC: Barbara Walters is out of the hospital

Barbara Walters got the chickenpox and remained hospitalized more than a week after going in after falling and hitting her head at a pre-inaugural party in Washington on Jan. 19.

LOS ANGELES — ABC says Barbara Walters is out of the hospital and recovering from chicken pox at home.

More: Barbara Walters hospitalized with chickenpox

ABC said Tuesday that the 83-year-old host on "The View" is resting comfortably and "getting stronger." There was no indication of when she might return to work.

Walters was hospitalized after falling and cutting her head at a pre-inaugural party in Washington on Jan. 19. The news veteran later was diagnosed with chicken pox, which typically hits people when they are children.

The disease can be serious in older people because of the possibility of complications like pneumonia.

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