collapsed after finishing a song during a performance in
Sweden, and she was seen by a doctor at her hotel and then
flew Thursday to the United States for medical
treatment, concert organizers said.
Minnelli, 61, was
performing in a Christmas show Wednesday in Goteborg,
Sweden's second-biggest city, when she collapsed while
walking offstage, said Zlakto Nedanovski, a spokesman
for the concert organizers said.
''As she walked
down the steps, she passed out,'' Nedanovski told The
Associated Press, adding that she did not return for the
rest of the show. ''She was taken immediately to her
hotel, where a doctor was waiting,'' he said.
He said Minnelli
was flown to the United States on Thursday on the advice
of doctors there.
together with her management that it's best for Liza to go
to the U.S. right away,'' Nedanovski said, adding that he
did not know the medical diagnosis. ''She had felt a
bit dizzy before she got up onstage,'' but decided to
proceed with the show anyway, he noted.
spokeswoman, Liz Rosenberg, confirmed the entertainer ''had
complained of dizziness'' before the show and ''became very
ill after the show began.''
''As a result,
she was unable to finish her performance and was rushed
back to her hotel by her manager,'' Rosenberg said.
She said a doctor
examined Minnelli, and in consultation with her New
York physician, determined that she needed ''to immediately
return to New York City to receive further medical
In a separate
statement, released by concert organizer Svensk
Nojesutveckling, Minnelli's manager, Gary Labriola,
said: ''We don't yet know what happened. We are all
performing with several Swedish entertainers in a show
called A Classic Christmas Night. It was the
fourth and final show in a series of four concerts in
Sweden, Rosenberg said.
daughter of Judy Garland, won an Oscar and a Golden Globe
for her portrayal of Sally Bowles in the 1972 film
Cabaret. She won an Emmy for the 1972 TV special
Liza With a Z, and Tony Awards in 1974 and