Barbara Walters: retired ‘The View’ host spending final days in tragic pain?

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 08: Journalist Barbara Walters attends the Woman's Day 8th Annual Red Dress Awards at Jazz at Lincoln Center on February 8, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Woman's Day)

In her alleged dying days, Barbara Walters is said to be in a sad prison of suffering.

Former “The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg recently wished the 93-year-old a happy birthday.

The former “TODAY” show host was born in Boston in 1929.

Barbara’s specific mention, on the other hand, has only heightened suspicions about the iconic newscaster, who has been absent from television screens since 2016.

She hasn’t been seen publicly since 2016, and Radar Online reports that she has severe dementia.

Barbara was the brains behind the hit show, but she rarely leaves her bed these days and doesn’t recognize her celebrity acquaintances.

According to the source, she also has tiredness, lethargy, anxiety, and agitation.

They continued:

“She’s really fragile and spends a lot of the day asleep.”

Visitors are not even allowed to visit her New York home, where insiders say she is rapidly deteriorating. Former colleagues believe Barbara is on her way out, and ABC is already planning her obituary.

According to reports, the network wants to be ready when their favorite host finally retires.

While Barbara Walters’ closest trusted friends and spokesperson stated that she was healthy in 2019, another insider told the magazine that she is “fading a little more every day.”

“She’s nearing the end, and her crew is trying to handle things just like Barbara would want them.”

They said the former talk show host’s dementia has worsened, and her caregiver is now assisting her with daily decisions. But most of the time, she just stares at them blankly.

Some of the ladies from “The View” still contact her, and she occasionally recognizes Joy Behar’s voice. She’d hang up the phone on bad days.

According to caregivers, Barbara’s intellect appears to shut down, “exactly like a blank screen on a television.”

Barbara is a prisoner in her wheelchair-bound opulent mansion in New York’s Central Park. According to another report, she also has heart problems and hearing loss in addition to dementia.

Her dementia is said to have gotten so bad that she couldn’t even recognize Whoopi.

Barbara Walters hosted “The View” from 1997 until her retirement in 2014. She was noticeably missing from the show’s 25th-anniversary celebrations earlier this year.