While celebrating Inauguration Day at a party in Washington, DC, Barbara Walters fell and hit her head. She has been hospitalized, according to ABC News. A spokesman confirmed that 83-year-old Walters fell on some steps at the home of Peter Westmacott, Britain’s ambassador
to the United States.
She was injured, with a cut on her forehead. “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,” says ABC News in a statement. “Barbara is alert (and telling everyone what to do), which we all take as a very positive sign.”
Walters will not be covering President Barack Obama’s Inauguration celebration on Monday. Obama and VP Joe Biden were officially sworn into office on Sunday morning .