The legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor has been hospitalized with heart problems.
Taylor, 78, was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles earlier this week for symptoms of “an ongoing condition,” caused by congestive heart failure.
Taylor’s reps released a statement saying, “This issue is being addressed. She is currently being kept in the hospital for monitoring.”
“Her family and close friends are appreciative of the warm support and interest of her loyal fans but have asked that people respect her privacy and allow her medical team the time and space to focus on restoring her back to health,” the statement continued.
Taylor, best known for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966) and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), has a long history of health problems. She underwent heart surgery in October 2009.