Debbie Reynolds Hospitalized for Adverse Reaction to Medication, Cancels Shows

Debbie Reynolds Red Carpet - P 2012
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Debbie Reynolds Red Carpet - P 2012

A publicist for the singer-actress says she has been forced to back out of appearances through the end of the year.

A publicist says Debbie Reynolds has been hospitalized and is canceling upcoming appearances after suffering an adverse reaction to medication.

Reynolds’ publicist Kevin Sasaki says the singer-actress was hospitalized in Los Angeles after having the bad reaction. She is canceling shows and appearances through the end of the year.

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Reynolds is famous for her role in Singin’ in the Rain and earned an Oscar nomination for her gutsy character in The Unsinkable Molly Brown.

The 80-year-old performs numerous shows and makes appearances each year. She is scheduled to appear on a float promoting pet adoption in the upcoming Rose Parade.

Last year, Reynolds sold her collection of film memorabilia, including dresses worn by Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn, for nearly $23 million.