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Wednesday
Jan262011

Zsa Zsa Gabor’s Husband: Medical Bills Forcing Them to Sell Mansion

Photo Courtesy - WireImage/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Zsa Zsa Gabor's mounting medical bills have reportedly forced her husband to put their Bel-Air mansion up for sale for $28 million.

The veteran actress has been battling health issues for several years and recently underwent a partial amputation of her right leg to combat infection.

During a tour of the mansion for the press Tuesday, Gabor's husband, Frederic Prinz von Anhalt, told reporters his 93-year-old wife’s monthly medical bills are $21,000 and the monthly upkeep for the mansion is $35,000.  Von Anhalt says Gabor has no medical insurance besides Medicare and the couple can no longer afford the home.

He told reporters, “She partied with the rich and famous, flirted and sometimes got married.  She did not think of the future.”  He added, “I just want to settle my wife’s debts and keep her comfortable.”

He says the aging actress will have to remain in bed for the rest of her life.

The couple’s 28-room, 12,000-square foot mansion is in need of repair, but it has some history behind it: it was built by Howard Hughes and was once owned by Elvis Presley.  Gabor bought it in the 1970s.

Von Anhalt says he has already received numerous calls from interested buyers, but one condition of the sale is that Gabor be allowed to live in the home for the rest of her life.  Von Anhalt says he and Gabor are "the poorest guys in Bel Air," adding that he's sick and tired of "hiding behind two words: rich and famous."  Von Anhalt says, "We may be famous, but we are not rich.”

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