The actress' health battles continue.
Only days following her 99th birthday, Hollywood legend Zsa Zsa Gabor has been admitted to hospital over health complications. She is due to undergo surgery to have a breathing tube removed, according to reports, after being diagnosed with some sort of lung condition.
Zsa Zsa Gabor hasn't been seen in public for years
The 'Moulin Rouge' star who made her cinematic debut in the early 50s celebrated a landmark birthday on Saturday (February 6th 2016), becoming just one year closer to her centennial. However, by Monday she was in the UCLA Medical Centre following breathing struggles. According to TMZ, doctors attempted to ease her problem by cleaning her throat of mucus, but she was transferred to hospital and hooked up to a feeding tube when her problems worsened.
It's thought to be some kind of lung infection, but it doesn't seem to be too much of an emergency because her husband told reporters that they were still awaiting a date for the surgery to be confirmed.
'We are waiting for the surgeons to remove her feeding tube and put in another. We don't have a date yet for the surgery', her ninth husband, 72-year-old Frederic Prinz von Anhalt, told reporters. 'She talks a little but not very much. She is hanging on.'
Gabor's health struggles have been an ongoing battle for years. She became partially paralysed and confined to a wheelchair after a car crash in 2002 and had several surgeries after a number of strokes in the years that followed. In 2010, she had a hip replacement after a fracture, and was later back in hospital in a condition so serious she was read her last rites.
2011 was another difficult year that saw her right leg amputated because of infection, among other complications. Understandably, she hasn't been seen in public for many years since becoming reliant on her home comforts. And while her ill-health doesn't seem to be easing up anytime soon, Anhalt still prays that she reaches 100. 'I hope she will hang on for a couple more years, and celebrate her 100th birthday next year. I think everything will be OK', he said.