While the reports last August that Zsa Zsa Gabor was receiving last rites may have been premature, the 93-year-old actress' health is certainly not good. She went in to the hospital last night to have part of her right leg amputated:
Gabor's spokesman, John Blanchette, explained: "She developed a lesion on the leg that had swollen a while back and caused her to go to the hospital for treatment, but it has not responded. In fact, it has increased in size, and the doctors have wanted to operate for several days."
The wound had grown from just over an inch to about a foot in length, said Blanchette.
Echoing von Anhalt, the spokesman also said, "Frederic and Zsa Zsa asked if they could spend New Year's at home, and [they] shared champagne and caviar. The doctors came to the house today [Sunday], and when they unwrapped the bandages, [they saw that] the wound had festered and they were afraid of gangrene developing, which would be life-threatening."
With von Anhalt accompanying her, Gabor, 93, was taken to the medical facility at 6:30 p.m. and was prepped for surgery.