In recent years, "The View" has continued to stay in the news for various reasons. Not only was "Ladies Who Punch," a tell-all about the ABC show, released in 2019, but alleged disagreements involving co-host Meghan McCain have continued to occur behind the scenes. 

Now, a former star of the daytime talk show has created new concern regarding the health of the show's creator, Barbara Walters. 

According to, Jenny McCarthy appeared on her SiriusXM radio show, "The Jenny McCarthy Show," prior to Super Bowl LIV and shared an update about the 90-year-old TV personality.

"I heard that she's in a place of not doing great, and I just talked to Sherri Shepherd about it and we're sending some cards over to her," the radio personality said. McCarthy then indicated that she remains hopeful about the journalist's future, adding, "That woman is a juggernaut that'll just keep going no matter what." 

Additionally, the "Bad Habits: Confessions of a Recovering Catholic" author said that learning from Walters was the "best" part of appearing on the ABC show. "I really soaked in as much as I could of her, like, skill set, tools, tips. I listened, took notes. So that was the best," she said.

However, that countered the narrative that McCarthy put forth in 2019. At that time, according to Entertainment Weekly, she revealed in "Ladies Who Punch" that Walters had previously yelled at her in such a way that caused her to have a physical reaction. "My knees were shaking. I remember my whole body was shaking," she said of one interaction. She also said that she had "never seen a woman yell" like the character out of "Mommie Dearest" before she worked with the TV anchor. 

Aside from the aforementioned problems that continue to follow Walters, the show that she created has additionally faced recent hurdles as well. Most notably, former co-host Abby Huntsman surprised fans in January when she announced that she was leaving the ABC show. Moving forward, McCain, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, and Sunny Hostin remain on the program.

"The View" airs weekdays on ABC.  Barbara Walters Barbara Walters came out of retirement to host her annual "10 Most Fascinating People" special for 2014. Photo: Reuters