Legendary entertainer Zsa Zsa Gabor has been dealing with many battles with her health lately. Unfortunately, her health has decreased dramatically within the last few days.
John Blanchette, Gabor’s publicist, said on Sunday, that she “has seen a priest and is not doing very well.” Gabor asked her husband to have a priest give her her last rites, a sacrament generally reserved for those dying.
On July 17, Gabor, 93, fell out of her bed in her Bel-Air home. She was admitted to UCLA Ronald Reagan (a president she was a supporter of) Medical Center and underwent a hip replacement. Her health soon began to decline. She stayed in the hospital for three weeks.
Gabor was taken back to the hospital Friday night. She underwent surgery Saturday for the removal of blood clots. Saturday was also Gabor’s 24th anniversary with her husband, Prince Frederic Von Anhalt; they were unable to go out and celebrate. Although one of the blood clots was near her heart, Gabor’s publicist stated she would probably return home within a few days. However, Tuesday it was declared she had an infection. Regardless of this, she was able to return home Wednesday.
During her time in the hospital, many sources said she was dying, but that she was also, as her daughter Constance Francesca Hilton said, “going strong.” Zsa Zsa Gabor’s husband said she is in “very serious condition.”
Gabor is “pretty much confined to a wheelchair,” and has been since a car crash in 2002, said her husband. She was given a 50 percent chance of living if she would have a liver surgery, but she declined and, according to her publicist, wants “to spend her final days at home.”
In 1989, Gabor was arrested and sentenced to three days in jail for assault because she slapped a police officer during a traffic stop. She also had to pay court costs. Despite this mild run-in with the law, her public image has mostly remained innocent and friendly, possibly for her trademark way of calling everyone “dah-ling” in her famous Hungarian accent.
Zsa Zsa Gabor is the last living Gabor sister. Eva Gabor (known for her lead character roll in the classic television show Green Acres), and Magda Gabor both died in the 1990s.
Gabor has starred in more than 30 films; one of the most well-known includes the classic Touch of Evil (1958), directed by the legendary Orson Welles.
Hopefully, by some miracle, Ms. Gabor can live through this event.
Be sure to look at the right of your screen for some interesting Zsa Zsa Gabor facts. Some may surprise you.
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Carolina Madrid and Jill Serjeant, Ailing Zsa Zsa Gabor to spend final days at home, Yahoo! News
PopEater Staff, Priest Gives Ailing Zsa Zsa Gabor Her Last Rites, Pop Eater
Alan Duke, Zsa Zsa Gabor asks for ‘last rites’ from priest, CNN
The Associated Press, Publicist: Zsa Zsa Gabor in Serious Condition, FOX News
Jackie Kass, Zsa Zsa Gabor: Health update, TV credits, interesting facts, quotes, Examiner.com