Debbie Reynolds, 80, hospitalized, had adverse reaction to medication
Debbie Reynolds has been hospitalized due to an adverse reaction to a medication, her rep says.
The 80-year-old actress, who played Kathy Selden in the 1952 classic film "Singin' in the Rain," was taken to a medical center near Beverly Hills, the spokesperson said in a statement to OTRC.com's parent company, KABC Television, on Wednesday. The type of medication that caused the reaction was not disclosed.
The actress and has been forced to cancel appearances and concert engagements for the next three months on the advice of her doctors, the statement added. Reynolds was supposed to perform in various locations in California and Nevada from November to December 9.
She is still scheduled to appear in the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year's Day on the "Follow the Stars, Adopt a Pet" float, which is sponsored by The Pet Care Foundation is Beverly Hills, her rep said
Aside from "Singin' in the Rain," Reynolds is also known for her roles in movies such as "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" and "Charlotte's Web." She also played Bobbi Adler on the comedy series "Will & Grace" and voiced Nana Possible on the animated series "Kim Possible" several years ago.
The actress had in June 2011 held an auction of her immense collection of Hollywood memorabilia, including a test pair of Judy Garland's ruby slippers from "The Wizard of Oz."
Reynolds was married to actor Eddie Fisher until 1959, when he went on to marry her friend Elizabeth Taylor, who died in March. She and Fisher, who died in 2010 at age 82, have a son, Todd Fisher, and daughter, "Star Wars" actress Carrie Fisher.