Barbara Walters hospitalized after fall during Inauguration weekend


Barbara Walters fell on a step at the residence of the British Ambassador to the U.S. Peter Westmacott during the Inauguration festivities Saturday night, and was taken to the hospital.

ABC spokesman Jeffrey Schneider told the Associated Press that the 83-year-old veteran newswoman cut her forehead and was taken to a Washington, D.C., hospital for treatment. He also shared that Barbara was alert after the fall, “telling everyone what to do, which we all take as a very positive sign.”

Walters was supposed to be included in ABC’s coverage of President Barack Obama’s second-term inauguration held earlier today.

This isn’t the first health scare Walters had succumbed to. In May 2010, she underwent a successful heart surgery and returned to her long-running show “The View” in September, announcing to the world that she’s “fine.”

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