12:23 PM EDT 04/13/2013
Originally posted 01/21/2013 09:30AM
The Inauguration festivities took a tough turn for at least one veteran newswoman.
Barbara Walters, 83, fell Saturday night on a step at the residence of the British Ambassador to the United States, Peter Westmacott, and was hospitalized, the Associated Press reported.
ABC spokesman Jeffrey Schneider said Walters, who cut her forehead, was taken to a Washington, D.C., hospital for treatment and was alert after the fall, "telling everyone what to do, which we all take as a very positive sign," he said.
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