Friday, July 7, 2017
Bob Barker update?
But Bob Barker's recent fall may have been more severe than first reported. Sure, any fall for a 93-year-old is potentially critical, but Radar Online (I know, hardly the most reliable source) is quoting "friends" of the TPiR legend as saying that Bob is getting more and more frail and they're fearful for his health. The site gets a medical doctor - who of course has never treated Mr. Barker - to intone that subdural hematomas can threaten elderly people who suffer head injuries in a fall.
Bob Barker has always seemed the picture of health, but any actuary (like me) can tell you that the survival curve is falling fast at age 93. I hope that Mr. Barker has many more years ahead of him, and that the Radar Online story is too alarmist or just complete hooey. But two falls in two years are not a good sign.