Barbara Walters says she'll be home from hospital soon

Barbara Walters attends the Time 100 Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center April 24, 2012, in New York. AFP/Getty Images

Barbara Walters expects to be released from the hospital in the near future after suffering a rough fall over the weekend. "The View" host said in a statement that her recovery is going well, although she will remain under medical observation for the next few days.

On Tuesday's episode of "The View," co-host Whoppi Goldberg said that Walters suffered a cut to her upper temple during her fall, and that doctors want the 83-year-old to take it easy for the time being.

"I am running a low grade fever and the doctors are keeping me in the hospital until my temperature is normal...I will be home soon," Walters said in a statement.

Walters had been sent to Washington over the weekend in preparation to cover President Barack Obama's second presidential inauguration. During her visit, Walters fell off of a step at a party held at the British ambassador's home Saturday.

Walters was then forced to cancel her planned coverage on ABC of Monday's inauguration. She will also be absent from "The View" for at least the rest of this week.

  • CBS News Staff

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