Zsa Zsa Gabor was hospitalized at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on Sunday evening. Due to an ongoing health issue, the actress’s right leg must be amputated. Doctors had hoped to operate before the holidays, but Gabor and her husband Prince Frederick von Anhalt wanted to spend the holidays at home.
The amputation is likely related to hip replacement surgery the actress had in July. Since then, Gabor has suffered swelling in her legs and blood clots. Her longtime spokesman, John Blanchette, explained that a lesion on her leg has grown and become gangrenous. He said:
She will lose the lower half of her leg below the knee. It’s a dangerous operation, but the upside is that, if successful, she will remain her same old feisty self for a few more years.
Gabor, 93, has been in frail health for several years. She was partially paralyzed in 2002 after a car accident, and suffered a stroke in 2005. She now shuns the public eye, preferring to be remembered as she was in her glory days. In keeping with Ms. Gabor’s wishes, we have posted the above photograph.
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