Liza Minnelli breaks back after accident with dogs

Actress-singer Liza Minnelli has broken her back after an accident with her dogs.

PTI| Updated: Sep 10, 2014, 14:18 PM IST
Liza Minnelli breaks back after accident with dogs

New York: Actress-singer Liza Minnelli has broken her back after an accident with her dogs.

The 68-year-old Oscar winner was at home with her pets when one of the canines excitedly jumped at the star causing her to fall and incur the serious injury, reported New York Post.

"I was picking up my dogs, and they jumped. And I got twisted and fell. I thought it's nothing. But it wasn't nothing. It became something. The operation's next week. After an X-ray, seems I busted it and have to have it fused," Liza said.

The painful accident also forced Liza to miss the funeral of her friend, Joan Rivers, over the weekend.

The daughter of 'Wizard of Oz' icon Judy Garland said, "I desperately wanted to go because I loved her - but I couldn't go because I can't walk. I'm in bed. Going in for surgery."

Due to a previous back injury, doctors have told the 'Cabaret' actress it will be difficult to repair the break.