Legendary film star Sophia Loren has been rushed to hospital to undergo emergency surgery following a bad fall at her home.
The 89-year-old Hollywood icon was left with multiple fractures after the accident in the bathroom of her Swiss home on Sunday.
The horror fall left Loren with several fractures to her hip and a serious fracture to her femur, which required emergency surgery, The Sun reports.
The news was announced by her self-titled restaurant chain, which wrote on Instagram: “A fall at her home in Geneva today caused Ms Loren hip fractures.
“Operated with a positive outcome, she will now have to observe a short period of recovery and follow a road to rehabilitation.
“Thankfully everything worked out for the best and the Lady will be back with us very soon.
“The whole team at Sophia Loren Restaurant takes this opportunity to wish her a speedy recovery.”
Loren‘s two sons Carlo Jr, 55, and Edoardo, 50, from her marriage to late husband Carlo Ponti have been at her bedside since she was admitted to hospital.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a source close to Loren said that there is “cautious optimism” about the operation‘s outcome, but that it will require a long rehabilitation.
The 60s film icon was due to open the fourth eatery in her chain in the Italian city of Bari on Tuesday, but all of her upcoming engagements have now been cancelled.
She recently made an appearance at the Armani fashion show in Venice on September 2.
This year, the Italian actress was named as one of the greatest stars of classical Hollywood cinema by the American Film Institute.
She is one of the last surviving major icons from the golden era.
The 89-year-old last acted in the 2020 Netflix film The Life Ahead, which was directed by her son Edoardo.
She picked up a David di Donatello Award for best actress in the movie.
At the time of its release, she told Ew.com: “I love cinema so much. I want to keep doing it forever. I know it’s difficult to find good stories, but sometimes I fall in love with the right ones.
“I intend to make movies forever.”
Her most renowned films include Two Women (1961), Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963) and Marriage Italian Style (1964).
This article originally appeared in The Sun and was reproduced with permission