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OTRC: Barbara Walters hospitalized after suffering head injury

Barbara Walters appears in an undated photo from her ABC talk show, 'The View.' (ABC)

Barbara Walters is recovering after suffering a head injury.

The 83-year-old television personality is recovering after falling on a step and cutting her forehead while visiting the British Ambassador's residence in Washington D.C. on January 19, according to E! Online.

"Barbara Walters fell on a stair last evening while visiting the British Ambassador's residence and the fall left her with a cut on her forehead," a rep for ABC News told E! Online.

"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," the statement continues. "Barbara is alert (and telling everyone what to do), which we all take as a very positive sign."

Walters, who is known for being the creator and co-host on "The View," was scheduled to contribute to the network's coverage of the inauguration events, but will not be on-air Monday and possibly more days, according to the website.

In May 2010, Walters had heart surgery but returned to active duty on "The View" that September, declaring, "I'm fine!" according to ABC News.

Aside from her work on "The View," the veteran news anchor is known for her work on "20/20," "Today" and her annual special, "10 Most Fascinating People."

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