Gabor’s doctor made a home visit before the 99-year-old was finally admitted to a Los Angeles hospital in the morning hours of Feb. 8. It was later determined that she has a feeding-tube-related lung infection, according to TMZ.
The iconic actress-socialite is now slated for surgery to have her breathing tube removed.
Gabor’s ninth husband, Frederic Prinz von Anhalt, told Reuters they are still waiting to schedule the surgery.
“We are waiting for the surgeons to remove her feeding tube and put in another. We don’t have a date yet for the surgery,” he said.
But despite her current health battle, he said he is hopeful that she will make it to her 100th birthday.
“She talks a little but not very much. She is hanging on. I hope she will hang on for a couple more years, and celebrate her 100th birthday next year,” he said. “I think everything will be okay.”
Gabor celebrated her landmark birthday just last week. Despite being just one year shy of becoming a centenarian, Gabor has led a life peppered with hospital stays over the last 10 years.
The former Miss Hungary spent a stretch of time at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center after the amputation of her right leg in 2011. Gabor had developed gangrene due to a blood clot in her leg following a 2010 hip-replacement surgery.
Gabor was previously confined to a wheelchair after a 2002 car accident, and then, in 2005, suffered a stroke.