Zsa Zsa Gabor, 94, to undergo an operation, husband is 'very optimistic'
Zsa Zsa Gabor is set to undergo an operation on Sunday to reattach a feeding tube in her stomach, reports The Associated Press.
Gabor was rushed to the hospital on Saturday after she was found unconscious by her husband Frederic Prinz von Anhalt at their Beverly Hills home. She had a high fever and was bleeding from a tube in her stomach. Gabor was brought to UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center and is also being treated for an infection.
Frederic Prinz von Anhalt said Sunday that doctors planned to reattach a tube in Gabor's stomach that became loose and led to bleeding.
Gabor is recovering slowly and von Anhalt said she has opened her eyes but is not speaking or responding. He says doctors are waiting for antibiotics to take effect on the infection.
Frederic Prinz von Anhalt reportedly called his wife a "fighter" and said he's "very optimistic."
Gabor has been hospitalized repeatedly since she broke her hip falling from bed. The retired actress, who is partially paralyzed from a 2002 car accident and uses a wheelchair, broke her hip in July 2010 after falling out of her bed while reaching to answer her telephone as she was watching "Jeopardy!."
She underwent a hip operation and suffered several complications. During one of her hospital stays in August, she had a priest read her last rites. In January 2011, Gabor had one of her legs amputated after doctors found an infection and antibiotics failed to heal it.
She was most recently hospitalized after being treated for an infection and underwent surgery to have a new feeding tube installed. Gabor was released home on June 10.
"She's the only thing I have, if she dies I don't have anybody else to live for," Prinz Von Anhalt told OnTheRedCarpet.com back in May. "She does not want to be left alone. I sleep in a couch with my feet dangling but that's okay, we made promises that we would take care of each other until the end. I know she would do the same for me."
Gabor and Von Anhalt held a party for close friends in August to mark their 25th wedding anniversary. The two wed on August 14, 1986.
"This party, I wanted it to be special, I wanted it to be like 25 years ago when we got married we celebrated like that," Von Anhalt told OnTheRedCarpet.com during the festivities. "Look, my wife is 94 years old. She should have everything she wants and she should have everything large."
The party had 70 guests and included the likes of Phyllis Diller and Quincy Jones, according to Gabor's spokesperson.
In July, Von Anhalt took out a billboard announcing the celebration on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
Gabor is reported to have been born in Budapest on Feb. 6, 1917 as Sari Gabor. She married von Anhalt in 1986. Gabor was married to Hilton, the great-grandfather of socialite Paris Hilton, from 1942 to 1947, and they had one daughter - Francesca, who is the actress' only child.
Gabor followed her actress sister Eva to Hollywood, where she later starred in movies herself, starting in 1952 with the films "Lovely to Look At," "We're Not Married!" and "Moulin Rouge." She also played herself in a brief scene in the 1991 Leslie Nielsen cop movie "The Naked Gun 2-1/2: The Smell of Fear," in which she parodied an incident from about a year earlier in which she was convicted of slapping a police officer during a traffic dispute. She also had a cameo in the film "A Very Brady Sequel" in 1996.