His manager later told Entertainment Tonight that the Bob, 94, “was taken by ambulance from his home to Cedars Sinai Hospital in LA for back pain on Sunday afternoon.” As far as the TV personality’s current condition, he added that he’s “awake, alert, and improving, but he’s up and down.”
Unfortunately, this isn’t the first health scare Bob has had in recent weeks. In late October, he was hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in LA after experiencing an “increased level of pain.” Two weeks before that, Bob suffered a non-emergency back injury at his home.
Following his health scare last month, his manager said, “He’s awake and alert. He’s resting and going through evaluations. It was painful and difficult to get him in a private vehicle. We decided it was easier and better for him.”
In June 2017, Bob was also hospitalized after he fell and his head. “He hit the back of his head and decided it would be wise to go to the ER and get checked out,” his rep told ET two summers ago. “He was in and out [of the hospital], spent maybe a couple of hours there.”
Sadly, Bob has had a long string of health issues dating back to a minor stroke in 1991, a stroke and hospitalization in 2002, and prostate surgery a few months after that. Bob also once had surgery to correct a blockage in his carotid artery — and he’s been treated for skin cancer in the past.
Here’s hoping Bob soon feels well enough for a surprise guest appearance on The Price Is Right! Wouldn’t that be a treat?