Zsa Zsa Gabor leaves hospital, decides to stay at home

Zsa Zsa Gabor was released from a Los Angeles hospital Monday afternoon with the intention of remaining at her Bel Air home for “as long as possible,” her publicist tells EW.com. The seriously ill 93-year-old actress and socialite had two blood clots removed over the weekend and, at her request, was read last rites by a priest. The complications stem from a hip replacement surgery in July. Gabor’s publicist, John Blanchette, said that Gabor and her husband, Frederick Prinz von Anhalt, declined the option for a liver surgery that would have given her a 50 percent chance of survival. “They decided that they didn’t want to do any more operations and that they wanted to go home,” said Blanchette, who described Gabor as being “in and out of consciousness.”

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  • Nathan

    Woman goes in for hip surgery and comes out with life threatening blood clots. I wonder what part of India that surgeon was from.

    • MsDaisy

      Did you miss the part where she’s 93 YEARS OLD, you bigoted jerk?

    • HB

      Blood clots are a common complication after hip surgery in someone of her age and health. It has nothing to do with the surgeon.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      I agree Nathan. Sounds like another middle eastern hatchet-job to me. Too bad we don’t produce doctors in our country anymore.

      • carolae

        Amen to that!!! A good American doctor/surgeon is difficult to find these days. It wasn’t like that when I was growing up in the 40’s-50’s. You could trust your doctor then and they spent time with you. Today, most doctors are disconnected with their patients and only see the money that comes in from their insurance/Medicare.

  • Spider

    My thoughts and prayers are with Mrs. Gabor and her husband!

  • Katja

    Such a sad situation whenever this happens to someone. My wonderful grandmother went into the hospital for one problem, which was fixed, but ended up getting pneumonia and died from that. Fortunately (in a way), all of the family members I’ve lost passed suddenly, so there wasn’t the difficult decision between continuing treatment or spending the final days at home…I can only imagine how hard it is for them and I really wish them the best.

    • orville

      A similar thing happened to my Dad. He went in when he fell at a store and caught pneumonia while he was there. His heart just couldn’t keep up. My sister brought him home and he died the next morning.

      • D

        Old hospitals are a source of infection due to things that are just part of old buildings-undertreated water and mold are the most common. Unfortunately when a person has a compromised immune system due to injury or illness the very place that’s trying to save his life sometimes winds up taking it instead

      • ornithology

        shhh….wise D has spoken.

  • Iris

    Doesn’t it ever occur to anyone that it’s just their “time”? Broken hips, pneumonia, especially in the elderly, are often called “triggers” that begin the breakdown process of a body, which is a signal that the passing from this life – metaphysically, the “passing through the veil” – is coming soon. This is a time for celebration, especially for a long life well lived. If you believe in reincarnation (as I do) then you know you’re going home, to examine this life and plan the next.
    It sounds like Zsa Zsa is well in control of the nature of her passing, and will soon travel back into the ethers in peace. Bon voyage dear Zsa Zsa!

    • Rusty Shackleford

      Wow, smoke another doobie Iris, you nut job. Maybe in the next life you can come back as a person instead of a delusional cow.

      • D

        At 93 sometimes the body is just too worn out to keep going, Randy. There’s no harm in hoping for an afterlife of some kind.

    • dctoronto

      Beautifully put Iris.

    • @Iris

      What a depressing thought! You’ve just finished this life, and then you’ve got to go back & do another one?! I much prefer the Jewish/Christian/Muslim belief that once thru with this life, we go to be with God in paradise.

  • lambda

    Gayness is a disease, The Expendables is the cure!

  • @lambda

    What’s the cure for you?

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