The beloved television presenter Bob Barker was hospitalized on Monday due to a backache.

Paramedics arrived at Barker's home in the Hollywood Hills on Monday afternoon and transported the 94-year-old to the Cedars Sinai hospital. The Los Angeles Fire Department described the 1 p.m. The so-called PDT is one of "unspecified medical assistance".

Barker, who became a television institution that housed "The Price Is Right" on CBS from 1972 to 2007, was feeling pain from a previous back injury on Monday and it was decided that the best course was to go to the hospital, William Prappas, your business manager, told USA TODAY.

"He's still being evaluated, he's awake, alert and more comfortable than him, and hopefully, he'll be back home soon," Prappas said Monday night.

In addition to hosting "Price" and other gaming programs, Barker has appeared as himself in numerous movies and television shows, such as "Happy Gilmore," "How I Met Your Mother," and "Yes, Beloved," according to IMDb. The veteran animal rights activist appeared in 2014 on CBS's "The Bold and the Beautiful" for a story about animal rescue.

Barker made a surprise comeback to "The Price Is Right" in 2015, joining host Drew Carey for the April Fool & # 39; s edition of the long-running game show.

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