Former ‘Price Is Right’ host Bob Barker ‘awake, alert’ after second hospital stay in 2 months

Legendary TV game show host Bob Barker has been hospitalized for the second time in as many months.  

Barker, 94, was transported by ambulance to Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles Sunday for severe back pain, the same issue he received medical care for in October. 

“He’s awake, alert and resting comfortably,” William Prappas, Barker’s business manager, told USA TODAY Monday. 

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Prappas said Barker will either be “released today or stay another day,” adding that he “will be home for Thanksgiving either way.”  

The former “Price is Right” host was rushed by paramedics to the same hospital on Oct. 22 due to severe back pain, stemming from an earlier injury. He was released and returned to his Hollywood Hills home the following day. 

Barker, who became a TV institution hosting CBS’ “The Price Is Right” from 1972 to 2007, has appeared as himself in numerous films and TV shows, including “Happy Gilmore,” “How I Met Your Mother” and “Yes, Dear,” according to IMDb. The longtime animal rights activist appeared in 2014 on CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” for a story dealing with animal rescue.

Barker made a surprise return to “The Price Is Right” in 2015, joining current host Drew Carey for an April Fool’s edition of the long-running game show.

Contributing: Bill Keveney

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