Veteran ABC newswoman Barbara Walters has fallen at an inauguration party in Washington and has been hospitalized.
ABC News spokesman Jeffrey Schneider says the 83-year-old Walters fell Saturday night on a step at the residence of Britain's ambassador to the United States, Peter Westmacott. The fall left Walters with a cut on her forehead.
Schneider said Sunday "out of an abundance of caution" Walters went to a hospital for treatment of the cut and for a full examination.
He says Walters is alert "and telling everyone what to do," which is "a very positive sign."
It's unclear when Walters might be released from the hospital, which ABC hasn't identified.
by sara_7106January 20, 2013 at 9:56 PMOh no
by BeachMommy07January 21, 2013 at 8:34 AM
I briefly saw that she was hospatilized this morning on the news..but didn't know the extent of her injury, hope she recovers quickly
by Misserica91January 21, 2013 at 9:42 AM
Oh no! ): I'm glad she's still okay though. =/
by Pinkjet5041January 21, 2013 at 10:22 AM
Hope she recovers quickly!
by shadenn766January 21, 2013 at 2:22 PM
i hope she's ok
by mommyg97January 21, 2013 at 4:56 PM
I really like her. I'm glad she was smart and went to the hospital. I hope she is ok. Whenever I hear about head injuries with famous people I always think of Liam Neeson's wife. That was so scary.
by MrsNewmanJanuary 21, 2013 at 8:38 PM
oh no. I hope she is feeling better soon.