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TV Host Bob Barker Out of Hospital

September 25, 1999

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Game show host Bob Barker was released Saturday from George Washington University Hospital following a nine-day stay for treatment of a blocked artery.

``I am feeling fine and looking forward to resting so I can soon return to work,″ the host of television’s ``The Price is Right,″ said in a statement.

Doctors ordered Barker, 75, to rest for a few weeks but gave him permission to fly home to Los Angeles on Sunday, said hospital spokeswoman Lisa Saisselin.

Barker was hospitalized Sept. 16 while visiting Washington. Tests revealed his left carotid artery was 85 percent blocked. He underwent a procedure Monday to clear the blockage.

During his hospital stay, Barker received a flood of calls, cards and gifts, said Saisselin.

``Bob Barker has received more attention than any congressman or senator hospitalized,″ she said.

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