Singer Lorna Luft, daughter of Judy Garland and half-sister of Liza Minnelli, has been diagnosed with a brain tumor.
The Guardian reports that Luft, 65, was rushed to a London hospital Friday night after collapsing backstage following the second of her four sold-out shows at London’s Pizza Express Jazz Club.
The singer’s representative says that Luft’s husband, Colin Freeman, had been concerned that she was forgetting lyrics and a monologue during performances.
Luft, who is undergoing additional medical tests and examination, previously battled breast cancer for more than six years. She is currently in remission.
A celebrated performer on Broadway and on tour, Luft has appeared in films such as Grease 2, Where the Boys Are, and 54. She also voiced a character in Logo’s Rick & Steve the Happiest Couple in All the World.
Luft’s 1998 family memoir, Me and My Shadows, was adapted into an Emmy-winning TV miniseries in 2001.
Michael Musto chatted with Luft last month after her show at Feinstein’s/54 Below in New York. He learned that her upcoming book, A Star Is Born: The Film That Got Away, will spotlight the multiple movie versions of A Star Is Born, particularly the 1954 remake starring Garland.