Barack Obama's inauguration wasn't a happy occasion for everyone.

The View creator and co-host Barbara Walters took a nasty fall at an inauguration party last night and hit her head on a concrete step. She was admitted to the hospital with a cut on her forehead and there's no word as to when she will be released.

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The good news is that the hospital visit was done "out of an abundance of caution" on her part and she is already chatting with hospital staff. "[She's alert and] telling everyone what to do, which we all take as a very positive sign," said ABC News spokesman Jeffrey Schneider.

This isn't the first health scare that the 83-year-old has had in recent years: she had heart surgery in May 2010 and was out of action for four months.
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