Barbara Walters Hospitalized After Fall

Barbara Walters
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The co-host of "The View", in D.C. to cover the inauguration, fell at the home of the British ambassador.

In Washington to cover President Barack Obama's inauguration, veteran ABC journalist Barbara Walters lost her footing and fell on a stair Saturday night while at the D.C. home of British ambassador Sir Peter Westmacott.

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Westmacott was hosting a tea and champagne party at his residence when the co-host of The View, 83, fell while leaving and cut 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," said Jeffrey Schneider, senior vp of ABC News, in a statement. "Barbara is alert (and telling everyone what to do), which we all take as a very positive sign."

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Walters will not be contributing to ABC's coverage of the inauguration Monday, according to TV Newser, and may be off the air for several days while she recovers.