As BWW reported last week, Broadway legend Liza Minnelli was forced to miss the funeral of her close friend Joan Rivers due to an injury to her back. "I couldn't go to Joan Rivers' funeral, which I desperately wanted to because I loved her," said Minnelli, adding "I couldn't go because I can't walk. I'm in bed. Going in for surgery. I broke my lower back. Remember a few years ago I was in a wheelchair because I had trouble with my spine? They operated on it then. Well, now, again. They'll have to Fuse it."
The 'Cabaret' star explained that the injury occured as "I was picking up my dogs - and they jumped. And I got TWISTED and fell. I thought it's nothing. But it wasn't nothing. It became something. After an X-ray, seems I busted it and have to have it fused."