Stars Send Well-Wishes to Barbara Walters

By RAPHAEL CHESTANG

January 20, 2013

ET's Christina McLarty gained access to the Creative Coalition dinner at Mari Vanna in Washington D.C. on Sunday, where Barbara Walters was on the minds of many of the stars in attendance.

With Barbara Walters' hospitalization following a fall over the weekend, the veteran journalist is expected to miss the Presidential Inauguration tomorrow. Knowing how much she must've wanted to be present, Viola Davis sent words of comfort to Barbara via our ET cameras.

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"Ms. Walters, there will be more historic moments. Not to worry," said Viola. "But in the meantime, we are all so inspired by the standard that you set that we're going to try to put on the big girl pumps tomorrow and see how we pull it off."

Barbara took a tumble on a stair on Saturday while visiting the British Ambassador's residence in Washington. Her rep gave this statement to ET: "Out of an abundance of caution, she went to the hospital to have her cut tended to, have a full examination and remains there for observation. Barbara is alert (and telling everyone what to do), which we all take as a very positive sign."

David Arquette also sent well-wishes to the 83-year-old newswoman, but with a comedic twist. Click the video to hear his fake conspiracy theory about what really happened to Barbara.



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