Docs: Zsa Zsa Needs 2nd Leg Amputated

She refuses surgery, has '50-50 chance' of surviving one year

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 4, 2011 9:45 AM CST

(Newser) – Zsa Zsa Gabor already lost one leg, and now doctors say they must amputate the remaining one. But the 94-year-old actress is refusing the surgery, her publicist says, and she will be released from the hospital today. She was admitted Wednesday after blood stopped flowing to her left leg; most of her right leg was amputated in January due to gangrene. Without the surgery, her husband says she has "a 50-50 chance" of surviving another year, the AP reports. Click for more on Gabor's recent medical struggles.

In this photo provided by John Blanchette,  Zsa Zsa Gabor is seen in her Bel Air mansion in Los Angeles with her husband, Frederic Prinz von Anhalt, while celebrating her 94th birthday Feb. 6, 2011.
In this photo provided by John Blanchette, Zsa Zsa Gabor is seen in her Bel Air mansion in Los Angeles with her husband, Frederic Prinz von Anhalt, while celebrating her 94th birthday Feb. 6, 2011.   (AP Photo/John Blanchette)
In this Aug. 14, 1986 file photo, Zsa Zsa Gabor and her eighth husband Prince Frederic von Anhalt are seen at her home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles after their wedding.
In this Aug. 14, 1986 file photo, Zsa Zsa Gabor and her eighth husband Prince Frederic von Anhalt are seen at her home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles after their wedding.   (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
This photo photo taken Feb. 6, 2011, shows Zsa Zsa Gabor in her Bel Air mansion in Los Angeles with her husband, Frederic Prinz von Anhalt, while celebrating her 94th birthday.
This photo photo taken Feb. 6, 2011, shows Zsa Zsa Gabor in her Bel Air mansion in Los Angeles with her husband, Frederic Prinz von Anhalt, while celebrating her 94th birthday.   (AP Photo/John Blanchette)
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