After more than a month away from the cameras, Barbara Walters is on her way back to "The View."
Walters on Tuesday called in to the daytime talk show she co-created to let her co-hosts know that after a lengthy period of recovery from a fall and chicken pox, she was ready to return to TV.
"Like it or not, I'm coming back on the show again," the 83-year-old Walters said. "No more chicken pox.... I haven't been contagious for a while, but they wanted me to have rest, and I've had enough rest and I'm ready to come back."
In January, Walters was admitted to a Washington, D.C., hospital after falling during a pre-inauguration party at the home of the British ambassador. She suffered a cut on her temple and was treated for a fever. She was later transferred to a hospital in New York City where it was then reported that she had chicken pox.