Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Charles Sykes / AP file
Barbara Walters fell at an inauguration party in Washington and has been hospitalized, according to an ABC News spokesman.

Barbara Walters hospitalized after fall

Barbara Walters is on the mend. The 83-year-old "View" co-host is recovering after falling and cutting her forehead while visiting the British Ambassador's residence Saturday night in Washington, D.C.

"Barbara Walters fell on a stair last evening while visiting the British Ambassador's residence and the fall left her with a cut on her forehead," a rep for ABC News tells E! News. "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."

Walters was scheduled to contribute to the network's coverage of the inauguration events, but will not be on-air Monday and possibly several more days after that, according to TV Newser.

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