Oscar-winning actress Liza Minnelli has gone into rehab for substance abuse

The Cabaret star is said to be making "excellent progress"

Liza Minnelli

by Rosie Gizauskas |
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The actress Liza Minnelli, 69, has gone into rehab for substance abuse. The name of the unit hasn’t been disclosed but it’s understood that Liza has already checked in.

Liza’s spokesperson Scott Gorenstein confirmed to People.com: "Considering she's doing so well, we expect that she'll be released shortly.

"Liza Minnelli has valiantly battled substance abuse over the years and whenever she has needed to seek treatment she has done so.”

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    She’s said to be making “excellent progress”.

    This isn’t the first time that Liza has sought help for addiction. She checked into the Betty Ford Centre in California in 1984 for an addiction to alcohol, and the prescription drug valium.

    Her problems with addiction follow on from her mother, the actress Judy Garland, who had similar addictive patterns and died from an overdose of barbiturates in 1969.

    Liza told The Guardian in 2008: "My whole life, this disease has been rampant. I inherited it, and it's been horrendous, but I have always asked for help."

    We hope that Liza gets the help she needs and is on the road to recovery soon.

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