Television broadcaster Barbara Walters has been taken to the hospital after suffering a fall on Saturday, according to The Huffington Post. It is being reported that the 83-year-old ABC newswoman, talk show host, and creator of The View cut her forehead when she fell on a step at the home of British Ambassador to the U.S. Peter Westmacott, during an inauguration party.
It is always frightening for someone of an advanced age to take a fall. However, most would agree that Walters appears to be a strong 83.
ABC spokesman Jeffrey Schneider characterized the decision to hospitalize Walters as "an abundance of caution," as reported by Yahoo. So, apparently there's little, if any, reason for alarm. Schneider explained that Walters is being treated for the cut on her forehead and undergoing a full examination at the hospital, the name of which has not been disclosed. He described Walters as alert and said that she has been "telling everyone what to do."
There is no information as to when Walters will be released.
Undoubtedly, fans of The View will be anxiously awaiting news of the incident when they tune in to the show. Whether Walters wants to talk about it or not, it will almost have to be addressed if for no other reason to assure fans that she is doing well.