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Barbara Walters Recovering After Fall

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Barbara Walters has been hospitalized after taking a tumble on Saturday night in Washington, D.C., but a rep tells ET that the 83-year-old newswoman looks to be recovering well.

"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," the rep confirmed to ET. "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."

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Later, ET caught up with Piers Morgan at Newsweek's Inaugural Brunch in Georgetown, who sent well-wishes to his fellow journalist, saying, "I hope she is okay. I had just heard about it. She is one of my heroes. We are thinking about her."


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