Barbara Walters has been hospitalized. The news veteran was taken to a local hospital in Washington, D.C. after she fell and hit her head on a stair. On Jan. 20, Gossip Cop confirmed that the 83-year-old sought medical attention after the fall as a precaution, but she is expected to be okay.
"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," said an ABC rep.
Barbara Walters was hospitalized perhaps for observation. It was reported that she actually cut her head open -- it is unknown if she needed stitches. It is likely that doctors wanted to keep an eye on her to ensure that she did not have a concussion. Any head injury can be potentially serious but Walters is expected to be just fine.
Walters was in D.C. visiting the British Ambassador. She was also expected to cover some of the inauguration on Monday, but she will not be on air due to her injury. "Barbara is alert (and telling everyone what to do), which we all take as a very positive sign," ABC's Jeffrey Schneider told Huffington Post.
Barbara Walters was hospitalized on Saturday. It is unknown when she will be discharged.
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