Bob Barker Hospitalized For Head Injuries After Fall In Hollywood Hills
Legendary game show host Bob Barker is recovering from head injuries after a fall in the Hollywood Hills.Barker, the 91-year-old former Price Is Right host, was out for his daily walk on Tuesday around 10:30 a.m. near his home in the 1800 block of Outpost Drive in the Hollywood Hills, when he stumbled on the sidewalk and fell, reports the L.A. Times. As Barker tumbled to the ground, his head struck the pavement, resulting in several cuts.
LAPD officers—who happened to be nearby and witnessed the fall—quickly rushed to the aid of the former TV host, and called for an ambulance. Despite the head injury, he was conscious and alert, according to CNN. Barker was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he received stitches for his head injuries. The trooper that he is, Barker walked on his own out of the hospital.
Longtime friend and publicist Henri Bollinger, tells CBS News that while he's happy that the injuries weren't more serious, Barker is discouraged that the fall will put a temporary dent in his exercise routine, "He's upset he can't work out and take his walks. Considering his age, he's in pretty good shape."
The ever-charming Barker—a long-time animal rights supporter—hosted the Price Is Right for 35 years before retiring in 2007 and passing the torch to Drew Carey. He returned to the show for an appearance on his 90th birthday and then again for April Fools' Day earlier this year:
Before the Price Is Right, Barker also hosted the quiz show Truth or Consequences for 18 years. And here's some vintage Bob pitching Bel Air smokes: