Dame Elizabeth Taylor is continuing to make promising progress as she recovers in hospital from a heart condition, with her representative insisting the veteran actress is in "good spirits".
The "Cleopatra" star was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles to treat symptoms of congestive heart failure earlier this month and tabloid reports have suggested she's close to death. But Taylor's spokesperson, Sally Morrison, insists doctors are "encouraged" by her progress.
Morrison has announced the actress will remain under doctors' care "for a while" because of her history of health issues. The 78 year old has had ongoing problems with her heart, even undergoing surgery in 2009. But the rep has moved to dismiss any speculation Taylor is being kept in hospital because she has suffered a heart attack or stroke - and denied she has undergone any kind of heart surgery.
The publicist says, "Elizabeth Taylor's doctors continue to be encouraged by her progress... She is in good spirits and continues to feel stronger every day."