02 January 2008

Liza Minnelli Collapses, Falls Off Stage in Sweden

"Liza Minnelli collapsed on stage a few songs into a Christmas show in Sweden. According to some reports she then fell off the stage. It was a very frightening moment for the 61-year old singer. She has now flown back to new York and is "fine."

Liza Minnelli Collapses, Falls Off Stage in Sweden (Wenn)Minnelli was performing in Gothenburg on Wednesday night in a concert called "A Classic Christmas Night," said Zlatko Nedanovski, who works for the company organizing the show. He said Minnelli felt unwell and nauseous before the concert but decided to perform anyway.

"She performed four songs, which was about half her set," Nedanovski said. "She felt unwell, walked towards the stairs behind the stage, took her first step off the stage, became unconscious, and fell into the arms of someone walking with her."He said the audience saw Minnelli collapse. "She remained unconscious for about five seconds. She seemed very dizzy afterwards," he said. Minnelli's manager rushed her back to her hotel room, said Minnelli spokeswoman Liz Rosenberg.

"A doctor upon examining her and in consultation with her NY physician determined that it would be necessary for the Oscar-winning actress and singer to immediately return to New York City to receive further medical examination," Rosenberg said in a statement.

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