The Price is Right host Bob Barker is the subject of breaking news. The longtime TPIR host went by ambulance to the hospital at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles. Paramedics responded to a call from Bob Barker’s Hollywood Hills home at 1 pm on Monday. Fortunately, he was in good shape, talking to medical personnel and was alert as he was wheeled into the emergency room.
Bob Barker Hospitalized – Price is Right Host
His manager reports that Bob Barker woke up with significant back pain yesterday morning. His family felt an ambulance ride was the best way to get Bob Barker to the hospital for the care he needed. “It was painful and difficult to get him in a private vehicle,” the manager explains. “We decided it was easier and better for him.” According to TMZ, he is alert, resting and awaiting evaluation.
This is the second hospital visit this month for the beloved The Price is Right host. On October 9, an ambulance and the fire department responded to Barker’s home. The TV host fell down. But emergency personnel didn’t transport him to the hospital. Instead, his housekeeper drove him to the hospital, where he underwent a series of tests and was released a few hours later.
At that time, doctors determined he had not suffered any serious injuries. Bob Barker was hospitalized due to a fall that resulted in a head injury also in 2017. This time, though, it doesn’t seem so serious.
L.A. (@TMZ) – Former "The Price is Right" host Bob Barker (94) has been hospitalized. The Fire Department got to the legend's home around 1 PM and immediately transported him to Cedars-Sinai hospital. His manager says Bob woke up Monday morning with major back pain. pic.twitter.com/nrjBu8hUcg
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Bob Barker’s Television and Movie History
The star, Bob Barker, is now 94 years and best known for his role as host of The Price Is Right. Bob Barker hosted TPIR from 1972 until 2007. Drew Carey replaced him when he retired. He has also made several appearances as himself on the CBS soap The Bold and the Beautiful. Not only that, but he was the first winner of the MTV movie award for “Best Fight” for kicking Adam Sandler’s butt in Happy Gilmore.
Since his retirement, Bob Barker has returned to The Price is Right three times. He appeared on April 16, 2009, to promote his new autobiography, Priceless Memories. He then appeared on TPIR to celebrate his 90th birthday celebration, which aired on December 12, 2013. His final showing was on April 1, 2015, for an April Fools’ Day switch where he took Drew’s place at the show’s intro.
The team at Soap Dirt sends our regards to this TV legend for a speedy recovery.
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