Gabor discharged from hospital
Published 12/08/2010 | 10:12
Zsa Zsa Gabor has returned home to recuperate after a stint in hospital.
The actress has been in the UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Centre in Los Angeles since July 17 for a broken hip.
Her husband, Prince Frederic von Anhalt, told reporters gathered outside their Bel-Air mansion overlooking Los Angeles that Zsa Zsa is glad to be back.
"She is at home, and she is happy," he said. "She smiled already and started flirting with the guys who took her home. When she starts flirting, she is in good shape. At home here, with the environment and the air up here, we have lots of oxygen, and everything is clean. There's not lots of nurses and doctors hanging around."
The Hungarian-born, glamour-loving actress' condition deteriorated after she underwent hip-replacement surgery after she broke her hip while trying to get into her wheelchair.
Zsa Zsa, who has to use a wheelchair after a 2002 car accident and a 2005 stroke, was originally expected to spend one week in the hospital but ended up being there four weeks, said von Anhalt.
"She's not a young chick," he said. "She's 93 years old. This time, she was scared. We have been married 24 years. She's been in the hospital a few times, but she was never scared. She always smiled and said, 'Don't worry. Everything is going to be OK.' She was scared because of her age and the big operation."
An ambulance followed by a police escort and led by von Anhalt, who was behind the wheel of his Rolls Royce, arrived at the gates of their Bel-Air home early on Wednesday evening.
Afterwards, von Anhalt met with reporters and photographers at the end of the driveway. He called Zsa Zsa a fighter and said "she can go on for many more years".