Star Liza Minnelli books into rehab

SINGER and actress Liza Minnelli has checked herself into rehab for treatment of substance abuse, a spokesman has said.

The star was making excellent progress at an undisclosed facility, the spokesman said.

“Liza Minnelli has valiantly battled substance abuse over the years and whenever she has needed to seek treatment she has done so,” Scott Gorenstein said.

In September, the legendary entertainer underwent back surgery to help heal an injury that prevented her from performing most of the year.

The 69-year-old entertainer, who has had alcohol and drug addictions, is one of the few artists to win an Oscar, a Tony, an Emmy and a Grammy.

Perhaps her greatest role was as cabaret singer Sally Bowles in the 1972 film version of .

– The Telegraph

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