Elizabeth Taylor “Liz” Taylor, was put on a life support machine after suffering congestive heart failure, it is being reported.
The 76-year-old’s condition was said to have deteriorated after she was initially diagnosed with pneumonia last week.
Elizabeth Taylor’s children were at her bedside and doctors warned she might not survive, reported by the National Enquirer.
Taylor showed improvement the following day and was breathing without medical help. A source said: “The doctors thought they were going to lose her. She’s still very sick, but she’s past the crisis.”
The actress, a mother of three who adopted a fourth child with Richard Burton, was taken to hospital on July 15 when flu turned into pneumonia.
Elizabeth Taylor, who has been married and divorced eight times and was made an honorary dame by the Queen in 2000, has been plagued by ill-health.
Taylor suffers from diabetes and congestive heart failure – where the heart is too weak to pump blood around the body – has had both hips replaced and had a benign brain tumor removed in 1997. Taylor is confined to her wheelchair due to osteoporosis.
But Taylor has fought hard to regain her health in recent years, with some observers even suggesting she has hopes of a film comeback.
In 2006 she went on the U.S. chat show Larry King Live to dismiss claims that she had Alzheimer’s and was close to death.
But then last year she was photographed swimming with sharks off the coast of Hawaii.
We hope Elizabeth Taylor improves, such an awesome screen legend.