Oh NO! Poor thing!
Those of you expecting to see Barbara Walters contributing to ABC's coverage of President Obama's inauguration ceremony tomorrow will be saddened to know that she has been forced to miss out after suffering a head injury last night that resulted in her subsequent hospitalization!
According to reports, the 83-year-old journalist was leaving the Washington, D.C. home of the British Ambassador when she slipped and fell down the stairs, which left a laceration on her forehead that needed immediate medical attention.
Jeffrey W. Schneider, senior vice president of ABC News, confirms:
"Barbara Walters fell on a stair last evening while visiting the British Ambassador's residence and the fall left her with a cut on her forehead. Out of an abundance of caution, she went to the hospital to have her cut tended to, have a full examination and remains there for observation. Barbara is alert (and telling everyone what to do), which we all take as a very positive sign."
Aww! Well we're glad to hear that the situation isn't SO dire that humor would be inappropriate!
However, it's good that she had enough sense to get herself checked up, and we sincerely hope that within a few days, she'll be back on her feet and back on our TV screens!
Rest up and feel better, gurl!
You're in our thoughts!
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