New fear for Liz Taylor after dash to hospital with heart problems
Elizabeth Taylor has been hospitalised for treatment of congestive heart failure.
Her spokeswoman, Sally Morrison, said the Oscar-winning actress had been admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre within the past couple of days.
The 78-year-old Taylor is being treated for symptoms caused by congestive heart failure, a condition she disclosed she had back in November 2004.
Taylor had been scheduled to attend an amfAR benefit gala last Wednesday night in New York, where she was to receive an award alongside former US president Bill Clinton and designer Diane von Furstenberg, celebrating their dedication to AIDS research. Elton John accepted the honour on her behalf.
Taylor, who's appeared in more than 50 films, but has been just as famous for her marriages -- all eight of them, including two to Richard Burton -- and her lifelong battles with substance abuse, her weight and physical ailments, including numerous visits to the hospital for more than 20 major operations and countless treatments.
The actress had near-fatal bouts with pneumonia in 1961 and 1990.
Her 2004 diagnosis for congestive heart failure, compounded with spinal fractures and the effects of scoliosis, left her nearly bedridden.
She's also battled ulcers, amoebic dysentery, bursitis, and had a benign brain tumour removed in 1997.