Barbara Walters announces her return date

'The View' co-anchor and veteran news woman to head back after illness

Published On: Feb 26 2013 11:27:06 AM EST

Barbara Walters is coming back to "The View."

ABC's veteran news woman tweeted the news Tuesday.

"I'm back! Starting Monday I’m returning to @theviewtv Ladies - thanks for keeping my seat warm!"

Walters has been on the mend since January.  She first suffered a nasty fall before the presidential inauguration at the British ambassador's home that left her with stitches on her forehead and a concussion.

Walters then was forced to keep off the air after contracting the chickenpox from someone who had shingles.

"The View" fans can expect to see Walters back on the desk Monday, March 4.