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ABC News' Barbara Walters hospitalized after fall at inauguration party
January 20, 2013 at 6:30 PM


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.


  • sara_7106
    January 20, 2013 at 9:56 PM
    Oh no
  • BeachMommy07
    January 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

  • Jessica020410
    January 21, 2013 at 9:24 AM
    Hope she recovers quickly!
  • Misserica91
    January 21, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    Oh no! ): I'm glad she's still okay though. =/

  • PinkParadox
    January 21, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    Quoting Jessica020410:

    Hope she recovers quickly!
  • Pinkjet5041
    January 21, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Quoting Jessica020410:

    Hope she recovers quickly!

  • gmadiane
    January 21, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Hope she is doing okay.

  • shadenn766
    January 21, 2013 at 2:22 PM

     i hope she's ok

  • mommyg97
    January 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. 

  • MrsNewman
    January 21, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    oh no. I hope she is feeling better soon. 

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