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Iconic broadcast journalist Barbara Walters will not be covering Monday’s inauguration events for ABC due to sustaining a minor injury to the head after a fall.
On Saturday night, Walters fell on the steps of the home of British Ambassador Peter Westmacott, according to Reuters.
Reuters further reports that Walters was then taken to an undisclosed area hospital to treat a cut on her forehead. Admitted on Saturday night, Walters remained there on Sunday.
"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," said Jeffrey Schneider, senior vice president with ABC News, according to the Huffington Post. “Barbara is alert (and telling everyone what to do), which we all take as a very positive sign."
Walters, age 83, is currently known for her work with ABC. The creator of The View annually hosts the 10 Most Fascinating People special and was in Washington to cover the Presidential inauguration celebrations, according to FOX News.