Dame Elizabeth Taylor attends the Macy's Passport 2008 Gala held at Barker Hangar on September 26, 2008 in Santa Monica, California. (Getty Images)more pics »Elizabeth Taylor
was admitted to the hospital earlier this week due to her "ongoing" heart condition. The 78-year-old actress is currently receiving treatment for congestive heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, reports her rep Sally Morrison. Elizabeth Taylor (Getty)
In a statement Sally said: "This issue is being addressed. She is currently being kept in the hospital for monitoring."
It is not known how long Elizabeth will be kept in hospital but her family have asked for privacy while she recuperates. The statement added: "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 legendary star has a long history of medical problems, including two bouts of pneumonia, congestive heart failure, a respiratory infection and a benign brain tumour which she had removed in 1997. In recent years, she has had to use a wheelchair when out in public.
Oscar winner Elizabeth has appeared in more than 50 films but is also well known for her eight marriages -including two to Richard Burton - and her health battles.
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