Elizabeth Taylor, 78, Hospitalized for Heart Problems

Celebrity Body Feb. 11, 2011 AT 8:10PM
Elizabeth Taylor, 78, Hospitalized for Heart Problems Credit: Michael Kovac/FilmMagic

Elizabeth Taylor is seeking treatment for congestive heart failure, her rep confirms. The Oscar-winning actress first revealed her struggle with the condition in November 2004.

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The 78-year-old actress -- who shot to fame with roles in Butterfield 8, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Cleopatra -- was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A. within the past couple of days.

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Taylor's rep says it is unclear how long the actress will remain in the hospital's care, though her family appreciates the support from Taylor's fans.

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Prior to her hospitalization, Taylor -- who has been married eight times -- was scheduled to receive an amfAR award on Wednesday for her dedication to AIDS research; Elton John, 63, accepted the honor on Taylor's behalf.

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