LOS ANGELES (KRON) — Ever wonder what happened to “The Price is Right” host Bob Barker?
Now on Monday, the TV legend turned 93 years old.
After leaving the show in 2007 and being replaced by Drew Carey, Barker has made sporadic appearances on the popular CBS game show, including an April Fools guest-hosting spot.
In 2015, was walking with a little bit of pain after being treated and released from a hospital for a fall he suffered outside his Hollywood home, his publicist said Wednesday. Barker tripped and hit his head on a sidewalk.
Given all the celebrity deaths in 2016, some took to social media thinking Barker had died when they saw his name trending.
Was scared when I saw Bob Barker trending. Thought 2016 struck again. Turns out, it’s his birthday. Not today 2016, not today. pic.twitter.com/swkah6U0qK
— Shannon Sarah (@S_S_Howley) December 12, 2016
When I saw Bob Barker trending but realized it’s his birthday pic.twitter.com/glYjUeNMRs
— Pedro (@HeisJonny) December 12, 2016
But Barker is alive and well.
He was also known for this role in the movie “Happy Gilmore.”
You’re going to have a great birthday, Bob Barker. We feel it in our gut. pic.twitter.com/KlfBYAYsHp
— Comedy Central (@ComedyCentral) December 12, 2016
Barker began hosting “The Price is Right” in 1972.
Happy Birthday, Bob!
Associated Press contributed to this report.