Barbara Walters hopes to return to 'The View' in 3 weeks

NEW YORK

Walters phoned into the ABC show on Wednesday, and told Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sherri Shepherd, Elizabeth Hasselbeck and guest co-host Kris Jenner that she expects to be back on the show in about three weeks.

Walters is home and resting, and she reported that she's weak but not in any pain.

She was hospitalized Jan. 19 after fainting and cutting her head at an inauguration party in Washington, D.C. The 83-year-old then came down with the chickenpox.

She told her co-hosts that she's not scratching away, adding that the best remedy for itching is an age-old one, saying: "We have Facebook, Twitter and calamine lotion."

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