Zsa Zsa Gabor, hospitalized since a July 17 fall at her Bel-Air home, went into shock at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center this morning, and doctors decided not to release her, according to a statement from her publicist.
It was not immediately clear what caused the 93-year-old actress to go into shock, but doctors quickly cancelled plans for Zsa Zsa's release until they can administer additional tests. Publicist John Blanchette said doctors want to keep Gabor at the hospital for at least another day.
The latest issue is just another setback as she continues recovering from a fall that resulted in a broken hip. During her hospital stay, Gabor had a bad reaction to morphine, but her condition improved when she was switched to a different pain medication, said publicist John Blanchette.
"It's just one thing after another," said Blanchette, describing Gabor as "a fighter."
"She is 93 years old. She's doing the best she can," added Blanchette.
Zsa Zsa is the last of the three Gabor sisters, all of whom had careers in show business. Magda, who was the eldest, died in 1997 at age 82. Eva, who starred in the 1960s CBS sitcom "Green Acres," died in 1995 at age 76.
Born Sari Gabor on Feb. 6, 1917 in Budapest, she was discovered by opera tenor Richard Tauber during a trip to Vienna in 1936 and was invited to perform in "Der Singende Traum," or "The Singing Dream." She arrived in the United States in 1941.
By the early 1950s, she was appearing in films. She was the subject of numerous scandals and would eventually marry nine times.