Game show legend Bob Barker’s Hollywood Hills home was swarmed with both Los Angeles Police and EMT’s on Tuesday, for what was reported by gossip site Radar Online as a, “horrifying medical emergency”.
Radar OnLine also said that Barker’s neighbors had feared the worst because (they say) the 94 year old Mr. Barker has become increasingly reclusive over the past year. But after a time, LAPD officials clarified that they were only called out for a medical check, and that Mr. Barker was okay.
On Wednesday, Barker’s manager Will Prappas told Fox News that Mr. Barker was doing fine after the health scare, and that “It’s true the LA fire department came out there, but it was a non-emergency back injury, a back problem,” he explained. “He’s home, he’s resting, he’s comfortable. He’s OK.”
Prappas added, “It’s clearly not what it was made out to be in that report. This is not an everyday occurrence. I wouldn’t necessarily call it an injury. It’s just a back problem. But he’s fine now.”
Of course, Bob Barker was the host of the mega hit game show, The Price Is Right for 35 years. He began as the host in 1972 and retired from the show in 2007. He is also an avid animal rights advocate and has continues to to do much work for animal rights in his retirement.
Personally, I can confirm to you that, yes Mr. Barker is indeed okay. Christine and I speak of Bob often in our household. He changed our lives forever and he will always hold a special place in our hearts. We both look forward to a visit with him again soon.
BTW… shame on the salacious, media headline grabbers who try to create fear and worry for no good reason. A “horrifying medical emergency”… how ridiculous!