LOS ANGELES (CBSNewYork/AP) — The former host of CBS’s “The Price is Right,” Bob Barker, was taken to the hospital Tuesday after he fell on a sidewalk.
Longtime friend and publicist Henri Bollinger said the 91-year-old was out for his daily walk near his house when he stumbled on uneven pavement.
Two police officers who were nearby helped Barker and called for an ambulance.
Barker suffered a cut to his head and scraped leg. He was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he received stitches for the head wound, Bollinger said.
Bollinger said it’s fortunate that the injuries weren’t more serious. In response, Barker’s exercise schedule will be temporarily curtailed.
“He’s upset he can’t work out and take his walks. Considering his age, he’s in pretty good shape,” Bollinger said.
Barker was the longtime host of “The Price is Right,” retiring from the game show in 2007 after 35 years. The show airs at 11 a.m. on CBS 2 in the tri-state.
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