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According to Page Six's Cindy Adams
, Elizabeth Taylor
was so heartbroken after learning of the death of Michael Jackson
, she's been hospitalized herself.
The 77-year-old Taylor was on her way to London, according to Adams, confined to a wheelchair and surrounded by nurses, but excited to see Jackson's return to the stage. News of his death reportedly drove her into hysterics.
Adams, in her own inimitable prose, reports
: Elizabeth Taylor is in an LA hospital. Brought there yesterday from her Beverly Hills home. Not to add aggravation onto the Jacksons, but the source of her condition is simply: The heart's gone out of her. As I've reported repeatedly, in a wheelchair, nurses in attendance, she was on the way to his London opening. Then he died, and she began screaming. Then the Jackson family denied her access to their funeral pews and barred her from the events because she was Michael's friend, not theirs. She's suffering weakness, tiredness, exhaustion, emotional draining. She hasn't stopped crying. She and Michael were devoted to one another.
In a statement released shortly after Jackson's death, Taylor herself acknowledged how much she'll miss her longtime friend: I loved Michael with all my soul and I can't imagine life without him. We had so much in common and we had such loving fun together. He will live in my heart forever but it's not enough. My life feels so empty. I don't think anyone knew how much we loved each other. The purest, most giving love I've ever known. Oh God! I'm going to miss him.
We hope she has a speedy recovery.
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