What Happened to Bob Barker?

former The Price Is Right host, Bob Barker is resting at his home after he endured a back injury. According to his manager, the 94-year-old had suffered a “non-emergency” back pain and is now “safe and resting” at his home in Hollywood Hills. 

Bob Barker smiling for a picture

The accident occurred just a year after he slipped and hit the back of his head in his bathroom on June 19, 2017. Prior to that, he was rushed to the hospital in 2015 after two police officers, who were passing Barker’s Los Angeles-area home saw him trip and fall on a sidewalk. Bob is regarded as one of America’s favorite and the best television game show host of all time, who hosted The Price Is Right for 35 long years.

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He helped make the show, the highest-rated daytime game show and longest-running game show in the history, surpassing the hit primetime game show What’s My Line? He was named the most popular game show host of all time in a national poll and was also honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Daytime Television in 1999. Bob has also won 19 Emmy Awards, 14 individual awards for Outstanding Game Show Host and 5 Outstanding Game Show awards as host/executive producer of The Price is Right.

How Rich is Bob Barker?

Bob Barker smiling

Apart from The Price is Right, he has also hosted End of the Rainbow, That’s My Line, and has appeared in the movie, Happy Gilmore, as himself. He was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame on May 5, 1976. 

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After entertaining the world for more than three and a half decades, Bob has an accumulated a net worth of $70 million. He was married to his high-school sweetheart, Dorothy Jo Gideon, from 1945 until her death from lung cancer, in 1981. He was in a relationship with a model, Dian Parkinson, from 1989 to 1991. She later accused him of sexual harassment, but she later dropped the case due to health issues.

Get well son, Bob!

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