Date: 23rd October 2000
LATEST: Singing legend LIZA MINNELLI is fighting for her life after suffering a series of strokes that left her in a coma.
The 54-year-old was rushed to hospital on Thursday (19OCT00) after collapsing at her home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She was placed on a life support machine and remained in intensive care yesterday (21OCT00).
A source says, "She is very poorly. She was in a coma when she was brought in. At one point, she actually stopped breathing and had to be revived." The actress, who won an Oscar for her role in the 1972 film CABARET was first admitted to hospital two weeks ago (OCT00).
The source adds, "The first attack was serious. Liza was in hospital for eight days before she was released last Monday. She was well enough to go home with a private nurse to look after her. "But the second stroke this week was devastating. Having the nurse there probably saved her life." (WV/WNSMA/RGS)