What illness does Liza Minnelli suffer from when the star attends the 2022 Oscar?
Liza Minnelli’s appearance at the 2022 Oscars was a bittersweet moment for many fans, as the once active performer is now in a wheelchair. Here’s a look at the star’s illness.
Liza appeared on stage at the 94th Academy Awards alongside Lady Gaga. Together, the duo gave us heartwarming moments in the show that was otherwise mired in drama and chaos.
The star’s appearance left many of her fans wondering about her health.
What disease does Liza Minnelli suffer from?
According to Variety, in the 2000s, doctors diagnosed the American actress and choreographer with a case of viral encephalitis.
Mayo Clinic reveals that encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain and its most common cause is a viral infection.
The condition can cause confused thinking, seizures, and even movement problems. It can also interfere with an individual’s senses such as sight or hearing.
While doctors predicted that Liza would spend most of her life in a wheelchair in 2000, the actress quickly recovered and went on to perform her solo show “Liza’s Back” in New York and London.
A look at Lady Gaga and Liza’s sweet interaction at the Oscars
Liza was assisted by Lady Gaga on stage as the duo appeared to present the Best Picture award.
“Now we’re going to show you something else,” Liza told the audience while glancing sideways at the Gucci House Star.
As Liza began to fumble lightly with her words, Lady Gaga rushed in saying “we’ll tell you who the nominees are right now,” speaking above the Cabaret star.
Liza replied sportingly, saying “oh well”, before bursting into laughter. To this, Lady Gaga crouched in her ears, whispering, “I get it,” and Liza responded with an “I know.”
Fans react to Lady Gaga and Liza Minnelli’s video
Fans found the moment between Lady Gaga and Hollywood legend Liza extremely heartwarming.
A fan wrote“Can we talk about that instead?” My father had Alzheimer’s disease. @Lady Gaga is my hero for doing his best to help Liza Minelli preserve her dignity tonight despite the horrible disease trying to rob her of it. The two stars. #the respect“
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