Liza Minnelli Stepping Out! 2015

Liza Minnelli Stepping Out! 2015

Monday, September 15, 2014

Liza Minnelli arrives to Los Angeles in a wheelchair... after missing Joan Rivers' funeral to undergo back surgery...VIDEO

She missed her good friend Joan Rivers' funeral last week due to an injury, requiring her to undergo back surgery.
And on Sunday, one week after Rivers' service, Liza Minnelli was spotted arriving to Los Angeles in a wheelchair.
The 68-year-old was assisted out of the LAX airport where she then stood up with the aid of a cane as she flashed a smile despite suffering a lower back injury.
Wearing dark sunglasses, the star appeared to be in an upbeat mood while clutching her ivory handled cane.
Liza topped her getup with a flowy turtleneck, shiny trousers, and leather shoes while toting a small black handbag.
The actress recently told New York Post columnist Cindy Adams that she injured herself 'picking up my dogs' and will have to undergo surgery next week.

I couldn’t go to Joan Rivers’ funeral, which I desperately wanted to because I loved her — but I couldn’t go because I can’t walk. I’m in bed. Going in for surgery,' the Oscar winner said.
'I broke my lower back. Remember a few years ago I was in a wheelchair because I had trouble with my spine? They operated on it then. Well, now, again. They’ll have to fuse it.'
The Broadway legend then elaborated as to the specifics of the incident.

'I was picking up my dogs — and they jumped. And I got twisted and fell. I thought it’s nothing. But it wasn’t nothing. It became something. After an X-ray, seems I busted it and have to have it fused. The operation’s next week.'
The Cabaret star has battled health issues for years and was even forced to cancel several concert dates in May for an undisclosed issue.
In the past she's also undergone two hip replacements, received a new knee and in 2000 recovered from viral encephalitis, a potentially deadly swelling of the brain

Following the news of Joan's death last week, Minnelli released a heartfelt statement.
'Joan was my dear friend and I will miss her but I will always remember the laughter and friendship she brought into my life.'
The 81-year-old comedian passed away after she stopped breathing while undergoing endoscopic surgery and was put on life support.
On Sunday mourners including Howard Stern, Hugh Jackman and Sarah Jessica Parker turned up to pay their respects to the Fashion Police host at a private funeral in New York.
Liza and Joan had a friendship that went back decades and both starred in the 1984 film The Muppets Take Manhattan as well as the 2008 Broadway documentary Every Little Step.

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