Bob Barker was hospitalized for "higher level of pain" due to a back injury

adminOctober 23, 2018




Bob Barker was hospitalized on Monday, less than two weeks after suffering a non-emergency back problem at his Hollywood Hills home.

Barker's manager confirms to PEOPLE that the former The price is correct The 94-year-old host was rushed to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles because of a "higher level of pain" from his previous back injury.

"He's awake and alert, he's resting and going through assessments," the manager tells PEOPLE of Barker, who was photographed when the paramedics took him out of his house on a stretcher. TMZ was the first to report Barker's hospitalization.

The manager of Barker also says that an ambulance was called to help the beloved television star. "It was painful and difficult to take in a private vehicle," explains the manager. "We decided it was easier and better for him."

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Thirteen days before the incident on Monday, an ambulance and the fire department responded to Barker's house for a "non-emergency back problem" on October 9.

The two recent injuries occur more than a year after Barker fell and hit his head at home in June 2017.

A representative of Barker previously confirmed to PEOPLE that Barker sought medical treatment after the fall at his home. His housekeeper took him to the hospital, where he underwent a series of tests in the emergency room, according to the representative.

Barker was released a few hours later, after doctors determined he had not suffered serious injuries. The representative said that Barker was "doing well", adding that the accident was not as serious as his fall in October 2015, in which he suffered cuts in his head.



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