`Price is Right' host to undergo surgery


Friday, September 17th 1999, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


(Washington-AP) -- Bob Barker will undergo surgery Monday to
clear an artery in his neck.

Doctors in Washington say the artery is 85-percent blocked and
Barker is at risk of a stroke.

The 75-year-old host of "The Price is Right" was admitted to
George Washington University Hospital yesterday, after saying he
didn't feel well and had numbness in his left arm.

He's said to be resting comfortably and in good spirits.

Doctors expect him to be hospitalized through Friday of next
week.

Besides being an emcee, Barker is also an animal rights
activist, and that's what brought him to Washington. He was going
to lobby for a bill that would ban the use of elephants in circuses
and traveling shows.

This is Barker's 28th year hosting "The Price Is Right" -- the
longest-running game show in T-V history.