She once interviewed the world’s most fascinating people, but now Barbara Walters’ whereabouts are of interest.
Fans of “The View” expressed worry online in regards to the show’s co-founder after Whoopi Goldberg wished the long-lasting broadcaster a completely satisfied belated 93rd birthday.
A photograph of Walters appeared during Tuesday’s episode, to which “the “Sister Act” star said, “To the one and only Barbara Walters, who had a birthday yesterday, we wanna say, 27 never looked so good.”
“The View,” which is currently airing its twenty sixth season, also honored Walters in a tweet, which got viewers wondering what she’s been as much as since retiring back in 2014. The previous anchor and “20/20” co-host has not been seen out in public since dropping out of the highlight.
While there have been quite a few “Pleased Birthday, Barbara” tweets from fans, others became interested by the once public figure who once helmed “ABC Evening News” nightly.
“No shade but Is Barbara still alive I feel I never hear about her,” one tweeter asked.
“I’m wondering the identical thing. Haven’t seen her sense [sic] 2017 I think,” one other added.
The Post has reached out to Walters’ rep for comment.
One in every of Barbara Walters’ last public sightings was in 2016 for the opening night performance of “The Father” on Broadway in NYC.WireImage
A source claimed to RadarOnline on Tuesday that she has reportedly been affected by advanced dementia, “spending her final days in a tragic prison of pain.”
“Barbara suffers from exhaustion and fatigue, in addition to anxiety and agitation,” the anonymous insider alleged. “She’s very frail and spends a terrific deal of the day napping.”
Walters has not publicly announced any diagnosis or health issues.
Jim Hartz and Barbara Walters covering the 1974 election for NBC News.Bettmann Archive
In 2020, Jenny McCarthy claimed that Walters wasn’t doing well, but her rep shot down McCarthy’s allegations.
“I heard that she’s in a spot of not doing great, and I just talked to Sherri Shepherd about it and we’re sending some cards over to her,” McCarthy told Us Weekly on the time. “That woman is a juggernaut that’ll just keep going irrespective of what.”
“I see her every two to a few weeks and she or he’s doing just positive,” her rep said in rebuttal.
In May 2010, Walters announced she was having open-heart surgery.
“You realize how I at all times inform you how healthy I’m. … I’ve never missed a day’s work,” Walters said on the time on “The View.”
“Later this week, I’m going to have surgery to interchange one faulty heart valve. A lot of people have done this, and I actually have known about this condition for some time now.”
On Twitter, some users claimed the show “hasn’t been the identical” since she left, with one user even writing, “she would have been embarrassed at what this show has turn into.”