Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 26 July 2014

Hip op for Zsa Zsa Gabor after fall

Zsa Zsa Gabor is having an operation on her hip after falling from her bed

Zsa Zsa Gabor will have surgery to replace the hip she broke when she fell out of bed in her Bel Air home, her publicist has said.

The 93-year-old actress was being treated in a Los Angeles hospital with her husband, Prince Frederic von Anhalt, and other family members by her side.

She was watching television in her home when she reached to answer the phone and tumbled to the floor, according to publicist John Blanchette.

"She was watching her favourite show, 'Jeopardy,' when the phone rang," he said. "She reached over to pick it up and fell."

He said several bones were broken, but said he didn't know any other details of her injuries.

Von Anhalt called an ambulance and Gabor was taken to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Centre.

The hospital had said that family members were with her but did not disclose any other details.

The actress is partially paralysed from a 2002 car accident, which required her to use a wheelchair. She also reportedly had a stroke in 2005.

Gabor, a native of Hungary, appeared in films ranging from Moulin Rouge in 1952 to Queen of Outer Space in 1958. She also appeared on TV specials and game shows, and as a guest on several television series, often playing herself.

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