Zsa Zsa Gabor recovering at home

Zsa Zsa Gabor

Zsa Zsa Gabor

Screen icon Zsa Zsa Gabor has left hospital after successful amputation surgery.

Her husband Frederic Prinz von Anhalt says the star is back to her usual feisty self and has left the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Centre a week earlier than anticipated. Doctors at the Los Angeles hospital are pleased with the rate at which the 93 year old is recovering following the procedure to remove her right leg eight days ago.

The limb needed to be amputated just above the knee to combat the effects of ulceration said the associate professor of vascular surgery at the facility treating the Hungarian starlet.

This period of ill health began with a hip replacement which developed complications causing swelling, blood clots and finally gangrene. Since the operation in July she has been admitted to hospital several times as surgeons attempted to save the infected legs with antibiotics.

Sources close to Gabor have also revealed that her condition was so grave in August that she was visited by a priest in hospital and has been bedridden for months.

The decade has been hard on the flamboyant actress’ who rose to fame in the 1950s. A car crash in 2002 saw her partially paralysed and a stroke in 2005 forced her to start using a wheelchair.

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