Liza Minnelli is reportedly too poorly to travel from Beverly Hills to New York for the Tribeca Film Festival screening of her new documentary about her life and career.

Liza Minnelli has not addressed her concerns about her health

Liza Minnelli has not addressed her concerns about her health

The 78-year-old acting and singing legend is reported by the Daily Mail newspaper columnist Alison Boshoff to be skipping the showing of ‘Liza: A Truly Terrific Absolutely True Story’ next Wednesday (12.06.24).

The ‘Journey Back to Oz’ star has been using a wheelchair, most recently pictured in April in the aide.

Meanwhile, a friend of the screen veteran claimed she was “sabotaged” at the Oscars.

Singer Michael Feinstein said the ‘Cabaret’ icon appeared on stage at the 94th Academy Awards to present the Best Picture prize with Lady Gaga to ‘CODA – in a wheelchair instead of the director’s chair she was promised due to her “back trouble”.

Liza’s long-time collaborator claims the Academy let his friend down by not fulfilling their promise to allow her to appear on stage in a director’s chair as was agreed prior to the event.

Appearing on SiriusXM’s ‘The Jess Cagle Show’, he said: “You know, that whole thing was, she was sabotaged. That’s the terrible word to use, but she only agreed to appear at the Oscars if she would be in the director’s chair, ’cause she’s been having back trouble.

“She said, ‘I don’t want people to see me limping out there.’ She said, ‘You know, I wanna look good. I don’t want people to worry about me.’”

Feinstein asserted that the performer – who is the daughter of the late Hollywood legend Judy Garland and her second husband Vincente Minnelli – was forced out in a wheelchair because the event’s production team were “shaken up” after Will Smith slapped Chris Rock.

He said: “And then literally, literally five minutes before she went on, when she sat in the director’s chair back there, and because every, I guess they were all shaken up because of everything that had happened earlier, the stage manager said, ‘Well, she has to be in a wheelchair’ and Liza pleaded.”

Feinstein revealed that the ordeal “made her look like she was out of it”, which was not the case, and the experience upset Liza.

He said: “She was nervous. I mean, and it made her look like she was out of it. And she was just so shaken up that it was. Can you imagine being suddenly forced to be seen by millions of people the way you don’t wanna be seen? That’s what happened to her. And she was very disappointed at that, that that happened and it was not what was agreed to.”

Feinstein assured everyone that Liza was “doing well” and called it a “shame” how it played out.

He said: “So she’s, she is really doing well and it’s a shame that it turned out that way. She was very disappointed.”

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