“The Price is Right” Star Bob Barker Celebrates 95th Birthday Amid Health Struggles


Former The Price is Right host Bob Barker celebrated his 95th birthday on December 12 as he continues to recuperate from a number of recent health struggles.

“He’s just resting (today), and he’ll probably have some family come by,” Barker’s representative William Prappas told USA TODAY. “He’s still recuperating from his back (issues). He’s improving. He’s 95 today so it’s a bit of a slow process, but … all the signs are pointing to a good recovery, and so he’ll just keep doing what he’s doing.”

Fans will recall that earlier this year, Barker was hospitalized after dealing with various back issues.

“He’s just taking the steps necessary to recover and get better and he’s going in the right direction,” Prappas says.

Barker remains a fan favorite for not only people that remember his hosting gig on the much-loved game show, but also thanks to his much talked about cameos in movies and shows such as Happy Gilmore, How I Met Your Mother and The Bold and the Beautiful. Barker also made a triumphant return to the set of the game show in 2013 when he celebrated his 90th birthday.