On October 9, Radar Online reported that a "swarm of ambulances" were spotted at Bob Barker's house after he allegedly suffered a "horrifying medical emergency."
The gossip website added that the 94-year-old was cleared after a "few agonizing hours," but it turns out only bits and pieces of the story are true.
Paramedics were indeed at the home of the former Price is Right host, but it was for a "non-emergency back injury."
Thankfully, the medics were able to treat him on the spot and didn't need to transport him to a hospital.
"He’s home, he’s resting, he’s comfortable," confirmed the television star's manager Will Prappas. "He’s OK."
He added, "It’s clearly not what it was made out in that report. This is not an everyday occurrence. I wouldn’t necessarily call it an injury. It’s just a back problem. But he’s fine now."
Barker has largely remained out the spotlight since leaving the show he hosted for 35 years in 2007, but last year, his name was back in the headlines and it was also about a medical emergency.
It was reported that Barker was rushed to the hospital after he fell in his bathroom and hit his head. While there was no visible injury, the paramedics felt that the senior needed to be checked by a doctor.
He was cleared to go home after tests and some observation revealed that he sustained no internal injuries.
“[Barker’s] housekeeper took him to Cedar [Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles], where he underwent some minor testing," his rep confirmed at the time. "He was in and out [of the hospital], spent maybe a couple of hours there. He’s now home and has had some minor discomfort and pain but is doing fine, as the days go on."
The host sustained a much more serious fall just two years prior, but this time he took a tumble after stubbing his toe on a bit of cement while out for a stroll.
“I started to fall forward, and I didn’t want to land on the cement so I twisted and landed right over here but my head was on the cement and so I cut my head all up and cut my knee and scraped it,” he recalled during an interview with ET Online.
Two LAPD officers who happened to be near Barker quickly came to Barker's aid and called an ambulance.
"They had me out of here and to the emergency hospital in no time at all,” said Barker. "I’m telling you the good Lord was watching over me."