Barbara Walters, 83, Hospitalized After Falling At D.C. Party

Barbara Walters was hospitalized Sunday after suffering a cut on her forehead when she fell during an inauguration party at the Washington home of England’s U.S. ambassador Peter Westmacott on Saturday night, has learned.

The 83-year-old media legend underwent a full examination after the fall, ABC News Senior Vice President Jeffrey Schneider said.

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Schneider said an alert Walters was “telling everyone what to do” at the hospital Sunday, “which we all take as a very positive sign.”

The network has not indicated when Walters will be discharged from the hospital.

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The View star’s last health scare came three years ago, when she was sidelined from May until September following heart surgery.


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