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Bob Barker, 94, Hospitalized With Back Pain

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Bob Barker on Nov. 29, 2011. (Starstock/Dreamstime.com)

By    |   Tuesday, 23 October 2018 10:35 AM

Bob Barker, an iconic TV host, was transported to hospital by paramedics Monday after he began experiencing back pain, USA Today reported.

The 94-year-old was at his Hollywood Hills home when he felt the pain and was taken to Cedars Sinai Hospital.

His business manager, William Prappas, explained to USA Today that Barker had previously injured his back and it was decided he should go to hospital as a precaution.

"He's still being evaluated. He's awake, alert and more comfortable than he was. Hopefully, he'll be back home soon," Prappas said Monday.

Barker has suffered numerous health issues and was hospitalized last year after he fell in his bathroom and hit his head.

The TV veteran is best known for hosting "The Price is Right" from 1972 to 2007, but his career is studded with various accomplishments.

He received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Daytime Television in 1999 and was twice named in the Guinness Book of World Records as television's "Most Durable Performer," at 3,524 shows, and "Most Generous Host in Television history" for awarding $55 million in prizes on his various shows, according to his IMDb profile.

He made several film appearances and hosted "Truth or Consequences" for 18 years.

Barker is also known in animal rights circles as a dedicated activist who has campaigned for the welfare of animals.

He donated $380,000 to Chimp Haven in Keithville in 2012 and spent years fighting to get three African elephants in the Toronto Zoo relocated to a sanctuary in southern California, Care2.com reported.

He invested $1 million to the cause and finally managed to get the elephants to the sanctuary.

Barker eventually set up his own foundation, DJ and T Foundation, which subsidizes spay and neuters for dogs across the U.S.

"I’m happy to say it’s described as the Best one in the country," he previously told FamousInterview.com. "We spayed and neutered thousands of dogs."

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