Bob Barker, the renowned game show presenter best known for anchoring The Price Is Right, turned 99 years old on December 12.
Barker has spent nearly 40 years of his life with his companion, girlfriend Nancy Burnet. Burnet provided a few updates regarding Barker with his fans while speaking with Fox News Digital.
Burnet said of his health, “he’s going to be 99, and he takes one prescription medication, and that’s for his thyroid.”
And his health care or anyone who comes in to visit him, they’ll say, ‘Well, we’d like a list of his meds.’ I’ll say, you know, let me just show you the bottle.”
As Burnet continues she adds that Barker, although being 99, is “in extremely good health for his age and his humor is still in good shape. He’s had a really lucky life.”
Burnet said she and Barker will have a “very basic and quiet” celebration at their home with cake to commemorate the start of another year around the sun.
Burnet went on to attribute Barker’s good health on his decision to go vegan at her request almost 20 years ago. “It wasn’t to replace meals, but to complement them,” she explained. “He needed to take that in addition to his meals because he wasn’t feeling well.”
Barker retired in 2007 after a 50-year presenting career, 35 of which were spent hosting The Price Is Right. He has 14 Daytime Emmy Awards and 4 Emmy Awards as the show’s executive producer.
According to Burnet, Barker still remembers his hosting days fondly. In fact, she believes that’s why he’s been so successful.
“He never got tired of it. So maybe that’s why it was so successful: he was always ready and willing to do it.”
Bob Barker, happy birthday! May you have many more!