Thursday, July 31, 2008

Elizabeth Taylor Hospitalized

Elizabeth Taylor is reportedly in a critical condition in hospital after suffering congestive heart failure.

The 76-year-old is said to have been admitted to a medical center on 15 July 15th after being diagnosed with pneumonia, but her condition reportedly worsened in the following days.

Taylor then suffered congestive heart failure on Wednesday night and was placed on a ventilation machine, according to U.S. tabloid, the National Enquirer.

However, the National Velvet star’s condition is said to have improved on Thursday and she is now reportedly breathing unaided.

A source tells British newspaper the Daily Mail, “The doctors thought they were going to lose her. She’s still very sick, but she’s past the crisis.”

Taylor has been plagued with health problems over the last few years - she was first diagnosed with congestive heart failure in 2004, a progressive condition where the heart is too weak to pump blood around the body. She has endured two hip replacement operations, the removal of a benign brain tumour in 1997, and also suffers from diabetes and osteoporosis.


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