Broadway star Liza Minnelli breaks her leg in three places after tripping over her pet dogBy Jade Watkins
Last updated at 9:14 PM on 21st November 2011
Award-winning Broadway star Liza Minnelli has broken her leg in three places.
The injury was sustained after the 65-year-old star tripped over one of her dogs, according to TMZ.
The American singer and actress was seen being wheeled around New York City in a wheelchair with her leg in a cast, over the weekend.
And yesterday, she was carried from the device to a deckchair by two muscly men as she took to the stage for the Schmoolie & Minnooli in concert at Birdland, NYC.
Liza has already undergone three major surgeries for other injuries endured in the past.
She's notched up two hip replacements and last year received a new knee.
The legendary performer once described herself as the Tin Man from The Wizard Of Oz, on account of all of her injuries.
'I like to say that on the top half I'm the daughter of Dorothy; on the bottom, I'm the daughter of the Tin Man,' she said.
Her knee-replacement surgery took place last year, in a New York hospital.
'Minnelli, who has been dancing on stage since she was a teenager, is 63,' her rep told People magazine at the time. 'She is expected to make a full recovery.'
In 2000, Liza also suffered from Viral encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) caused by an infected mosquito bite.
It left Liza unable to walk and talk.
Doctors predicted that she would spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair and perhaps never be able to speak again.
But the following year she surprised everyone, when she returned to the stage in 2001 with longtime friend Michael Jackson to perform at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
In her long-spanning career Liza has won three Tony awards, an Emmy, two Golden Globes, a Grammy Legend award and an Oscar.
Meanwhile, in her personal life, Liza has been married (and divorced) four times.
Her first marriage was to Australian-born Peter Allen, whom she exchange vows with in 1967.
After just seven years together the couple divorced on July 24, 1974.
The same year she tied the knot with producer and director Jack Haley, Jr.
Their union lasted for just under five years, with the couple announcing their divorce in April 1979.
Just 10 months later, Liza married stage manager and sculptor Mark Gero.
The union was her longest lasting 12 years.
In 2002 she embarked upon her fourth ('and last') marriage to music producer David Gest.
The wedding, with Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Jackson and Martine McCutcheon as witnesses, and the stomach-turning post-vows kiss in which Gest all but swallowed Liza whole, set the seal on the marriage that followed.
It ended in 2007 amid lurid and unsubstantiated allegations of abuse on both sides.
He claimed she beat him up, and she accused him of plotting to have her dog put down.
The Broadway star has never had any children.
Helping hand: Liza Minnelli is seen being helped onstage two muscly men at her concert Schmoolie & Minnooli in New York yesterday after breaking her leg
Accident: The injury was sustained after the 65-year-old star tripped over one of her dogs
Before the break: Liza performed live at the Olympia in Paris this July
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