LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor was in critical condition Friday after undergoing hip replacement surgery earlier in the week, her husband said Friday.
Gabor’s husband, Prince Frederic von Anhalt, said his wife had injuries to the right side of her body, including a broken hip, after she fell out of her bed last weekend trying to get into a wheelchair at her Bel-Air home.
Gabor, 93, initially appeared to be recovering after the hip surgery Monday at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Gabor’s publicist John Blanchette said.
He said Friday the actress may have suffered a stroke during surgery, but von Anhalt said doctors have not confirmed there was a stroke.
“It’s just speculation,” von Anhalt said. “We have to wait a few more days to see what is going on.”
Von Anhalt said his wife is conscious.
“She looks at us but doesn’t know what is going on,” he said.
Gabor, a Hungarian-born sexpot of the 1950s and 1960s, tumbled out of bed as she tried to get into her wheelchair, he said. She has to use a wheelchair after being partially paralyzed in a 2002 car accident. The wheelchair’s brake wasn’t on and it moved away, causing the fall, Blanchette said.
Gabor appeared in films ranging from “Moulin Rouge” in 1952 to “Queen of Outer Space” in 1958. She also appeared on TV specials and game shows, and as a guest on several television series, often playing herself.