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Zsa Zsa Gabor back in hospital after reportedly spitting up blood

March 29, 2011 |  3:16 pm

Zsa Zsa Gabor was back in the hospital Tuesday for treatment of a possible infection, her husband said.

Prince Frederic von Anhalt said his 93-year-old wife was taken to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center after she spit up blood, apparently related to an ongoing lung infection.

Edward Lozzi, a spokesman for Gabor's daughter Francesca Hilton, confirmed that Gabor was admitted to the hospital but said she was not in critical condition.

He was unable to confirm any reports that the actress had spit up blood and said the family was hoping for a routine medical procedure, such as a catheter change.

"She's sitting up and awake," Lozzi said. "She's not on any oxygen or ventilator."

Gabor has endured a litany of recent health problems and repeated hospitalizations, including treatment for the lung infection and the amputation of her right leg.

Von Anhalt said Gabor was admitted to UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center in Westwood last week after her blood pressure spiked. He said the hospitalization came after the death of Elizabeth Taylor, when Gabor saw pictures of Taylor on the news.

Lozzi disputed that claim, saying the family was told by a UCLA medical center official that Gabor had not been admitted to the hospital. He said the actress had dementia and had no idea Taylor had died.

Hilton said through Lozzi that she was glad her mother was being properly cared for.

"She said her mother is where she should be, which is in the hospital," Lozzi said. When Gabor "is there, it's the only time Francesa knows her mother is being cared for properly and knows exactly what's happening wth her mother."


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