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Gabor well after leg amputated

Zsa Zsa Gabor is doing well after surgery to amputate her right leg in an operation surgeons said was necessary to save her life.

Gabor's blood pressure and heart rate were normal and she was resting comfortably, publicist John Blanchette said. He said she would hopefully be home by her 94th birthday on February 6.

Gabor was being watched carefully, but there were no complications, doctors at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in California said.

"The surgery today went well. However, she is in frail health so we will continue to monitor her closely," said Dr David Rigberg.

Gabor, who had an infection in her leg for several months, was hospitalised on January 2 after efforts to save her leg with antibiotics failed.