Barbara Walters remains hospitalized today (Monday) after falling down a flight of stairs Sunday at an Inauguration 2013 party. The 83-year-old newswoman suffered a cut to her forehead when she slipped and fell, executives at her longtime network, ABC, confirm. "Barbara is alert and telling everyone what to do, which we all take as a very positive sign," said ABC News Senior Vice President Jeffrey Schneider is quoted as saying by People magazine.
Walters was reportedly attending a pre-Inauguration party at British Ambassador Peter Westmacott's Washington, D.C.-area home on Saturday night when she fell down the flight of steps. "The View" host and legendary journalist was reportedly treated for a cut to her head.
The news vet remains hospitalized today so doctors can continue to observe her. Prior to her fall, Barbara Walters was slated to join ABC's wall-to-wall coverage of President Obama's 2013 second-term Inauguration.
No word on when how long her injuries are expected to keep Barbara Walters hospitalized.