Zsa Zsa Gabor was returned to a hospital Tuesday, just a week after going home following the amputation of her right leg.

Gabor, who turns 94 on Feb. 6, started spitting up blood and mucus, publicist John Blanchette said.

Doctors told Gabor’s husband, Frederic Prinz von Anhalt, that she was bleeding internally and he should call an ambulance, Blanchette said.

Gabor was released from Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on Jan. 22, a week after doctors amputated most of her right leg.

A hospital spokesman said because of confidentiality laws, he could not confirm or deny that she was at the hospital or give a condition update.

When the doctor visited Gabor at her home on Sunday, she didn’t recognize him or her husband, Blanchette said.

“She tried to push the doctor away,” he said.

Gabor broke her hip and had replacement surgery in July. She had been hospitalized several times for swelling and clots, then the amputation.

After the amputation, Dr. David Rigberg, associate professor of vascular surgery at the hospital, said there were no complications but her health was frail so she was being monitored closely.

After Gabor broke her hip, the wounds wouldn’t heal, so Rigberg said amputating her leg was the only choice.

During one hospital trip in August, Gabor was listed in critical condition and asked for a priest, but she recovered and returned home.

Gabor has used a wheelchair since she was partially paralyzed in a 2002 car accident, and she had a stroke in 2005.

A Hungarian-born sex symbol of the 1950s and 1960s, Gabor appeared in movies like “Moulin Rouge” in 1952 and “Queen of Outer Space” in 1958.

But she was a regular on the television special and game show circuit, always with her trademark accent and endearment “dahling.”


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