Barbara Walters Hospitalized After Fall 83-year-old hit her head, reportedly fine By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff Posted Jan 20, 2013 12:30 PM CST 27 comments Comments In this Jan. 12, 2012 file photo, Barbara Walters attends the "Today" show 60th anniversary. She was hospitalized after a fall last night. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini) (Newser) – Barbara Walters has landed in the hospital after taking a fall last night at the British ambassador's residence, reports Politico. The 83-year-old apparently took a tumble on a stair, and hit and cut her head. “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,” says an ABC News exec.