Barbara Walters Hospitalized After Tripping On Stairs

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Barbara Walters was hospitalized this weekend after tripping on the stairs at the home of Peter Westmacott, Britain’s ambassador to the United States.

Walters cut her head and was taken to a nearby hospital. ABC News senior vice president Jeffrey W. Schneider told Politico that Walters was hospitalized out of an “abundance of caution” and that Walters is currently doing fine.

Schneider said:

“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. 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.”

Walters, 83, was scheduled to cover President Obama’s inauguration this week. Due to her recent injury, Walters is not expected to take part in ABC’s coverage of the event.

ABC has not said when Walters is expected to leave the hospital.