“She is still in the hospital in critical condition,” her publicist John Blanchette said.
“Her husband talked to her doctors yesterday and they said that she is not responding and not communicating.”
However her daughter, Francesca Hilton, issued a statement shortly afterward insisting that her mother was indeed talking and adjusting to the “healing process” after undergoing surgery following a bad fall on July 17 when she broke her hip.
“My mother Zsa Zsa Gabor is in guarded condition, is not in a coma, is talking and is adjusting to the medications and healing process. There are no surprises and I am with her now,” she said.
Blanchette had said earlier this week that the surgery “was very successful,” and that Gabor would be out of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center within days.
Gabor — a serial marrier, cop slapper and Hollywood star of yore — fell from her bed at her posh Bel Air, California home last Saturday when she reached for a ringing phone while watching her favorite television show, “Jeopardy.”
The Hungarian-born actress and former beauty queen was left partially paralyzed and wheelchair-bound after a 2002 car accident. She also had a stroke in 2005.
Her lengthy film career includes spots in a dozen films and television series, including John Huston’s 1952 “Moulin Rouge” and the 1958 film noir “Touch of Evil” by Orson Welles. She lent her voice to several animated films and TV series.
But Gabor is especially known for her flamboyant lifestyle, legal troubles, nine marriages and a propensity to call just about everyone “darling” with her distinctive accent.