Bob Barker was rushed to the hospital over the weekend for severe back pain, marking his second hospitalization in less than a month, Entertainment Monday evening reported.
A manager for the former Price Is Right host told ET that the 94-year-old star “was taken by ambulance from his home to Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles for back pain on Sunday afternoon.”
His rep told ET that Barker is “awake, alert, and improving, but he’s up and down.”
Barker was hospitalized last month with a back injury and his rep confirmed Sunday’s visit was related to ongoing back pain. The rep said that due to Barker’s age, his recovery has been a slow process.
The rep said Barker was transported to the hospital from his home via ambulance because “it’s difficult to transport him by passenger car.”
Barker was previously hospitalized on Oct. 22, when he was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for similar issues relating to pain. Prior to that, Barker was visited by emergency personnel at his home on Oct. 9, where his complaints of back pain first began.
The incident comes just over a year after Barker was taken to the hospital after hitting the back of his head during a fall.
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