Veteran singer/actress Liza Minnelli has thanked fans for their support after undergoing spinal surgery in California.

The Cabaret star recently revealed she had been left unable to walk after taking a tumble at home and the injury had forced her to skip pal Joan Rivers' funeral in New York as she was preparing to have an operation.

She has since been treated at a hospital in California, where she is said to be resting comfortably, and has reached out to fans to express her gratitude for their well wishes.

A statement released on Wednesday (17Sep14) reads, "I am overwhelmed with the amount of love and caring that has been sent my way from all over the world."

Minnelli, 68, is expected to make a full recovery.