“Singin’ In The Rain” star Debbie Reynolds has been hospitalized and is canceling upcoming appearances after suffering an adverse reaction to medication, according to a publicist.
The 80-year-old singer-actress was hospitalized in Los Angeles after having the bad reaction, Reynolds’ publicist Kevin Sasaki said. She is canceling shows and appearances through the end of the year.
Reynolds is famous for her role in “Singin’ in the Rain” and earned an Oscar nomination for her gutsy character in “The Unsinkable Molly Brown.”
Reynolds got her start with a movie deal at only 16 years old, with her star turn in “Singin’ In The Rain” coming when she was only 19. She also starred in “Tammy and the Bachelor,” whose song “Tammy” became a number one hit. She went on to star in dozens of films and television shows.
She’s the mother of “Star Wars” star Carrie Fisher, aka Princess Leia. Carrie Fisher’s father, singer Eddie Fisher, divorced Reynolds due to falling for Elizabeth Taylor. Reynolds was married — and divorced — three times.
The 80-year-old performs numerous shows and makes appearances each year. She is scheduled to appear on a float promoting pet adoption in the upcoming Rose Parade in Pasadena.
Last year, Reynolds was forced to sell her collection of film memorabilia, including dresses worn by Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn. It wasn’t all bad — they sold for nearly $23 million.