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Bob Barker Suffering From Fatigue

September 17, 1999

WASHINGTON (AP) _ ``The Price is Right″ host Bob Barker was expected to leave a hospital today after being admitted for fatigue.

Barker, 75, went to the emergency room at the George Washington University Hospital on Thursday when he ``didn’t feel quite right″ before a meeting with some members of Congress, his spokesman, Henry Bollinger, said in a telephone interview from California.

Hospital spokeswoman Lisa Saisselin said the television game show host was in good condition Thursday night and was expected to be released today.

Barker was visiting Washington to lobby lawmakers on behalf of a bill that would protect animals such as elephants that are part of entertainment acts.

In May, Barker was given a lifetime achievement award at the 26th annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Barker, who has taped more than 5,000 shows in his career, has been on ``The Price is Right″ since 1972, and was host of ``Truth or Consequences″ for 18 years before that.

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