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Zsa Zsa Gabor hospitalized with feeding tube-related infection

November 9, 2011 | 12:48 pm

Zsa Zsa Gabor celebrates 94th birthday in February 2011
Zsa Zsa Gabor was rushed to the hospital Wednesday with an infection related to the feeding tube delivering nourishment to her stomach, her publicist said.

Her husband, Prince Frederic von Anhalt, noticed bleeding from the tube and called Gabor’s doctor, who had her taken to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, said Gabor spokesman John Blanchette.

The hospital “has become her second home these days,” Blanchette said, adding that last month “she was in for eight days.”

Blanchette said Von Anhalt told him Wednesday morning that Gabor's condition “was touch and go."

Still, Blanchette said, Gabor “is a tough old bird. She keeps bouncing back.”

Gabor is one of three celebrity Gabor sisters who were famous for being famous and foreshadowed the era of the Kardashians and other reality TV stars.

The 94-year-old Gabor made a name for herself on the "Hollywood Squares" game show and in numerous appearances on talk shows with the likes of Johnny Carson, David Letterman and others.

She was one of Blanchette’s first clients when he began his business in 1982.

“I’ve been with Zsa Zsa longer than eight husbands,” he said. “She’s been a lot of fun over the years. She’s known six presidents. The sultan of Brunei called the other day to see how she was doing.”


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Photo: Zsa Zsa Gabor celebrates her 94th birthday in February. Credit: Prince Frederic von Anhalt