ABC News spokesman Jeffrey Schneider said the 83-year-old Walters fell Saturday night, a day prior to the second inauguration ceremony for President Barack Obama, when she took a tumble on a step at the residence of Great Britain's ambassador to the United States, Peter Westmacott. The fall left Walters with a cut on her forehead. Walters was hospitalized.
However, Schneider said on Sunday that Walters was taken to a facility "out of an abundance of caution." She went to a hospital for both treatment of the cut and for a full examination.
The cautionary treatment may come as a result of a recent fall by another powerful woman. In December, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fainted after a bout with the flu. She not only suffered a concussion, it was later discovered that she had a blood clot -- a cerebral venous thrombosis in the right transverse venous sinus in her brain. It was a potentially life-threatening condition.
Walters, on the other hand, seemed feisty. Schneider said that not only is Walters alert, she is "telling everyone what to do," which is "a very positive sign."
At the time of this report, ABC News has not identified the the hospital at which Walters is hospitalized. It is unclear when Walters might be released.