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Report: Zsa Zsa Gabor Recovering After Feeding Tube Complications

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KTLA) -- Zsa Zsa Gabor is recovering after being rushed to the hospital Wednesday for complications from a feeding tube, according to media reports.

The actress will remain at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, after undergoing surgery last night, for the next few days while she recovers, E-online reports.

Prince Frederic von Anhalt, Gabor's husband, called 911 Wednesday when he noticed the 94-year-old actress was bleeding from a feeding tube that was surgically implanted last month.

Gabor was hospitalized in October after losing consciousness at her Bel-Air home when the feeding tube came loose and caused an infection.

Gabor has been in and out of the hospital since breaking her hip in a fall at her Bel Air home in 2010.

She successfully recovered from treatment in June relating to an infection from her feeding tube, which was placed in her stomach after she was hospitalized for pneumonia a month prior.

She was hospitalized in late March for high blood pressure following the death of Elizabeth Taylor, her publicist said.

According to spokesman John Blanchette, Gabor was inconsolable, and said, "Oh, Jane Russell and Liz Taylor -- I'm next."

Gabor was released that same evening, according to Blanchette.

She was admitted to the hospital earlier that month for spitting up blood and complications with circulation in her left leg.

But she refused to undergo a second operation for a blood clot in her leg, her husband, Prince Frederic von Anhalt, said.

Gabor was placed on blood thinner and antibiotics, which helped increase blood flow.

Most of Gabor's right leg was amputated in January because of gangrene.

"Another big operation is a big risk for a woman who is 94 years old with high blood pressure," von Anhalt said in a press conference.

He said that when doctors told Gabor of their plans to remove her leg she squeezed his hand, shook her head and indicated that she did not want the doctors to touch her.

Von Anhalt also indicated that her health is deteriorating and repeatedly mentioned that she may have another one or two years to live.

He said that his wife is not really speaking or aware of her situation.

"She doesn't really know what's going on. She is very scared. She doesn't know it's her home but that it's a different environment."

"She doesn't want to suffer any more and I don't want her to suffer any more. But she is happier."

Gabor, a sex symbol in the 1950s and 1960s, has had to use a wheelchair after being partially paralyzed in a 2002 car accident.

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