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Bob Barker Rushed To The Hospital

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Former "The Price is Right" host Bob Barker was rushed to the hospital after sustaining a head injury from a fall.

Barker was in his Hollywood Hills mansion when he fell in his bathroom, hitting his head. TMZ reports that the former game show host called 911, but refused to be taken to the hospital by ambulance. He turned away paramedics and had his housekeeper drive him to the ER.

Although Barker was "visibly shaken," there was no blood or sign of visible injury. After undergoing a series of tests, the 93-year-old has been released and is recovering back at his home.

In October 2015, Barker sustained a similar injury when he fell and split his head open while walking outside his home.

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"I started to fall forward, and I didn't want to land on the cement so I twisted and landed right over here but my head was on the cement and so I cut my head all up and cut my knee and scraped it," he told Entertainment Tonight.

Two police officers happened to witness the injury and called 911. They also tended to his wounds until paramedics arrived. 

"They had me out of here and to the emergency hospital in no time at all," Barker said. "I'm telling you the good Lord was watching over me."

He was taken to the hospital where he underwent testing for three to four hours. He only received stitches for the cuts on his forehead.

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"No bones broken at all," he continued. "It was very fortunate from [the] stand point of a tough fall like that at my age."

Barker was released and recovered at home. After a week, he said that he was "feeling fine," and credited his speedy recovery to his healthy lifestyle.

"I think that at my age two things are terribly important: nutrition and exercise," he said. "Well at any age, but it's more important for old people."

Barker had hosted the game show "The Price is Right" on CBS for 35 years, winning 19 Daytime Emmy Awards. He retired in 2007 and was replaced by current host, Drew Carey, according to CNN.

He is also an animal rights advocate and has a close relationship with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). At the end of every "The Price is Right" episode, he would sign off by saying: "Help control the pet population. Have your pets spayed or neutered."

Sources: TMZ, Entertainment Tonight, CNN / Photo credit: Tomas Del Coro/Flickr

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