One of Hollywood's last true stars, Elizabeth Taylor, has won an Oscar, been married 8 times, and has had over 100 health-related operations.
Sources say now at 78, Liz is "too tired and weak" for further surgery.
Dame Elizabeth has publicly dealt with health problems since falling off a horse on set at the age 12 - a incident that has giving her lasting back problems.
More recently the star has had both hips replaced and had five operations on her back.
Her long list of medical problems include a brain tumour, skin cancer, diabetes, pneumonia, seizures and a stroke. And is now said to suffer from agonising neck pain as a result of scoliosis, or curvature of the spine. Poor thing!
Despite all this Liz seemed pretty optimistic about her health last July. After catching wind of a rumored film based on her relationship with Richard Burton she Taylor hit back with:
"Hold your horses, world. I’ve been hearing all kinds of rumours about someone being cast to play me in a film about Richard and myself. No one is going to play Elizabeth Taylor, but Elizabeth Taylor herself. Not at least until I’m dead, and at the moment I’m having too much fun being alive . . . and I plan on staying that way. Happiness to all."
We hope Liz keeps up that positive attitude, bb!
We send her love and strength and wish her good health!
[Image via AP Images.]
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