Bob Barker, the retired host of the number one daytime game show The Price is Right, was rushed to the hospital yesterday because of severe back pain.
Will Prappas, is his manager and he told TMZ that Mr. Barker, now 94, woke up with extreme back pain, and family members called for an ambulance.
“It was painful and difficult to get him in a private vehicle,” Prappas told People. “We decided [an ambulance] was easier and better for him.”
The Los Angeles Fire Department arrived at Barker’s home in the Hollywood Hills Monday afternoon and transported the former game show host to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Photos published by TMZ show paramedics unloading Barker from the emergency transport on a stretcher.
Ex-'Price is Right' Host Bob Barker Rushed to the Hospital https://t.co/NmIQlnDHjw
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Prappas reported Barker was “awake and alert” when he arrived at the hospital and is recuperating while being evaluated by doctors.
“Hopefully he’ll be back home soon,” he told USA Today on Monday night.
Barker was recently hospitalized after suffering from a “non-emergency back injury” earlier this month.
“This is not an everyday occurrence,” he told Fox News earlier this month. “I wouldn’t necessarily call it an injury. It’s just a back problem. But he’s fine now.”
Get well soon Bob!