Barbara Walters has pioneered television journalism since the 1970s. In 1976, she co-anchored “ABC World News Tonight” as the show’s first female co-anchor. She also set records by receiving an annual salary of $1 million, which was unheard of at the time. Later in her career, she worked as an anchor on “20/20” before starting her own talk show, “The View.”
Over the course of her career, Walters has won numerous accolades. Daytime Emmy Awards and Primetime Emmy Awards are among these distinctions. She is a respected journalist, and to say so is an understatement.
September saw the 93rd birthday of Walters. On “The View,” Whoopi Goldberg paid tribute to the show’s creator by saying, “To the one and only Barbara Walters, who had a birthday yesterday, we want to say, 27 never looked so good.”
Although Goldberg’s post was intended to wish Walters a happy birthday, it alarmed fans who were concerned about the disappearance of Walters.
Walters’ life is rapidly ebbing away. Walters reportedly has severe dementia and never leaves her apartment in New York City. She uses a wheelchair when she does get out of bed, which is not often.
The insider also disclosed that Walters is typically unaware of what is happening around her and that the only time she genuinely appears alert is when the news is on, even though this is not because she is watching the news. On the other side, Walters is perplexed and feels obligated to relay the news story.
In 2014, Walters made the long-awaited announcement of her retirement, and she hasn’t been spotted in public since 2016. Prior to the outbreak of the pandemic in 2020, she used to host visitors in her apartment, but ever since that time, she has lived alone with the assistance of her caregivers.
The insider claimed that Walters is “very fragile and spends the majority of the day napping.” According to the source, Walters “feels weary and lethargic, as well as anxious and angry.”
According to reports, Walters’ team is getting ready for her projected fall in health. The insider said that Barbara is fading a little more each day. As Barbara is getting close to passing away, her crew is rushing to manage things the way she would want them to.
The insider claims that Walters’ dementia prevents her from making many decisions for herself. The insider said, “Unfortunately, her dementia has gotten worse. She is given daily choices by her caregivers, but she mainly merely observes them.
Another story claims that Walters has trouble recalling the names of her friends or well-known acquaintances. The source described her as a “virtual skeleton”.
Is Walters’ health situation unexpected to you? Do you think she’ll live a long time?