In a cruel twist of fate, the 95-year-old former actress and socialite Zsa Zsa Gabor, bedridden, only discovered one of her legs had been amputated 6 months after the surgery. Her husband told the media about her realization at an L.A. fundraiser.
“She found out about it when she told me to sit her up and she saw it," the self-proclaimed prince, Prince Frederic von Anhalt, told a New York Post reporter last week. " She couldn’t feel it because (one) hand is paralyzed and (the other) hand was too short. Finally, a half-year later she said, ‘There is something missing.’ ”
Von Anhalt, Gabor's ninth husband, was at a fundraiser for the Brent Shapiro Foundation when he made the revelation. He also said his wife does not know she's being fed by a tube, claiming that to tell her would upset her. Further, when her friend Phyllis Diller died on August 20, von Anhalt kept Diller's death from Gabor. "I don't want to give bad news to my wife," the 70-year-old said.
After falling from her bed and breaking her hip in February of 2010, Gabor had her hip replaced; that led to a series of blood clots and other health issues and she was rushed to the hospital on multiple occasions. She had her partial leg amputation surgery in January of 2011.