LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Elizabeth Taylor remained in a Los Angeles hospital on Saturday for treatment of congestive heart failure.
Oscar-winning actress Elizabeth Taylor remained in a Los Angeles hospital on Saturday for treatment of congestive heart failure. (AP)
The Oscar-winning actress' condition was unchanged, her spokeswoman Sally Morrison said early Saturday afternoon. She did not know how long Taylor would remain at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
The 78-year-old Taylor first disclosed in November 2004 that she suffered from congestive heart failure. The condition was compounded with other ailments including spinal fractures and the effects of scoliosis.
Taylor had been scheduled to attend an amfAR benefit gala Wednesday night in New York, where she was to receive an award alongside President Bill Clinton and designer Diane von Furstenberg, celebrating their dedication to AIDS research.
Elton John accepted the honor on her behalf.
The actress had near-fatal bouts with pneumonia in 1961 and 1990, and another respiratory infection forced her to cancel all engagements for several weeks in late 1992. Both her hip joints were replaced in 1994 and 1995.
She's also battled ulcers, amoebic dysentery, bursitis, and had a benign brain tumor removed in 1997. In recent years, she has had to use a wheelchair when out in public.
Taylor, who's appeared in more than 50 films, won Oscars for her performances in ``Butterfield 8'' (1960) and ``Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'' (1966). But she's been just as famous for her marriages _ all eight of them, including two to Richard Burton _ and her lifelong battles with substance abuse, her weight and physical ailments, including numerous visits to the hospital for more than 20 major operations and countless treatments.
리즈 테일러, 심부전증 치료차 입원
(로스앤젤레스 AP.AFP=연합뉴스) 미국의 유명 여배우 엘리자베스 테일러(78)가 울혈성 심부전증 치료를 위해 최근 입원했다고 대변인인 샐리 모리슨이 11일(현지시각) 밝혔다.
모리슨은 "테일러가 2004년부터 앓아온 울혈성 심부전증으로 인한 증세들 때문에 이번 주 로스앤젤레스의 한 병원에 입원, 상태를 점검받고 있다"고 밝힌 뒤 현재 회복 중이지만 언제 퇴원할지는 알 수 없다고 전했다.
테일러는 1997년 뇌종양 제거 수술, 2009년 심장 판막 수술을 각각 받은 바 있다.
그는 2009년 오랜 친구인 마이클 잭슨의 장례식에 참석한 것을 제외하고는 근년 들어 거의 외부에 모습을 드러내지 않고 있다.