Elizabeth Taylor

Lisa O'Connor/ZUMAPress.com

Good news for Elizabeth Taylor's jewels (and, of course, Elizabeth Taylor): Mama's coming home!

A rep for the aging screen icon has shot down tabloid reports that the 76-year-old two-time Oscar winner was on her deathbed suffering congestive heart failure, telling E! News that while Taylor did briefly check into a hospital, she's in no danger of meeting her maker anytime soon.

"Ms. Taylor is fine," said longtime rep Dick Guttman. "The rumors which began in England about her health are dramatic, overstated and untrue.

"Her hospital visit was precautionary. She will be returning home shortly. At present, she is surrounded by family, friends and fabulous jewels."

Rumors began circulating earlier today that the Cleopatra star was in a grim state when the National Enquirer reported that Taylor's children were called to her bedside after she was placed on life support. (Britain's Daily Mail published a similar account).

Taylor has suffered a slew of both real and tabloid-imagined health problems in recent years. Per the Enquirer, her latest alleged ailment followed a particularly harsh bout of pneumonia.

Though Guttman did not say where Taylor was admitted, reports have placed her at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica.

Guttman knows the routine when it comes to shooting down death rumors. Similar strories circulated back in 2006, leading Taylor to appear on Larry King Live to prove her vitality.

—Additional reporting by Matt Donnelly

  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share

We and our partners use cookies on this site to improve our service, perform analytics, personalize advertising, measure advertising performance, and remember website preferences. By using the site, you consent to these cookies. For more information on cookies including how to manage your consent visit our Cookie Policy.