The singing sensation has maintained a life away from limelight yet loves singing whenever she gets a chance.
From starring in award-winning theatre performances such as Cabaret and the comedic Arthur, to registering herself as an iconic performer, Liza Minnelli has come a long way. Recently a video of the singing sensation was posted on the internet which brought her to the limelight yet again for her gifted abilities. Minnelli turned 77 this year and despite her health conditions, she sings some of her memorable renditions. The singer is the daughter of the famous Judy Garland and was known for her unique short haircut, solidifying her as a musical and style icon. She is one of the rare performers who have won an Emmy, a Grammy (Grammy Legend Award), an Oscar, and a Tony Award.
Despite her reclusive existence, the famous singer occasionally performs a sentimental song for the audience. A Twitter user shared a video of Minnelli singing one of her hallmark songs, even though the effects of her age are visible. While her speech was clear, her hands were noticeably trembling. The video was loved by many fans from across the platform who are a fan of old classics.
The singer had been hospitalized in 2000 after developing a severe case of viral encephalitis, which put her on the verge of death. Her motor capabilities were severely impaired as a result of the illness. She opened up about this difficult period in her life to NBC News.
"I couldn't walk and I couldn't talk, and they told me I wouldn't… ever again. After I was told that, everybody left the room and I turned my face to the wall and started to go 'A - B - C.' I want to live. I have always wanted to live," Minnelli told the outlet. The singer was left dependent on others, frail, and unable to fend for herself. She gradually healed, and in 2022 she attended the Oscars. She, on the other hand, never wanted her followers to see her in a wheelchair. Despite the fact that she was in front of the cameras for the first time in years, her peers gave her a standing ovation.
‘This is for all of my husbands!’ Liza Minnelli at the piano on the eve of her 75th birthday 🎼 pic.twitter.com/72arM8aNZC— Carl Woodward (@mrCarlWoodward) March 13, 2021
Despite her reclusive existence, the famous singer occasionally performs a sentimental song for the audience. The musician and performer may have paused and taken a break from performing for her fans on stage but she hasn’t left her roots and to date finds solace in rejoicing in her art form. In another heartwarming post according to Vanity Fair the Cabaret star appears to be in high spirits in the limo to the Dolby Theatre in the video posted by Minnelli's friend and collaborator Michael Feinstein, delicately holding a lit cigarette in one hand as she belts out a few bars of the oft-forgotten standard (It's Gonna Be) A Great Day by Vincent Youmans, Edward Eliscu, and Billy Rose.
The 76-year-old seemed to be eager to go, actually "rooting and tooting" her way to the event in the Instagram video. The graceful Minnelli leans in towards the camera at one moment to produce that unmistakable vibrato and adds her own vocal percussion. The post captioned, “Just found this on my phone. Liza on her way to the Oscars, happy and excited,” was again loved by the followers over the platform.
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