Sophia Loren, 89, Takes a Fall at Her Swiss Home

Movie legend is now recuperating after surgery for a leg fracture 'went very well'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 25, 2023 11:07 AM CDT
Sophia Loren, 89, Takes a Fall at Her Swiss Home
Italian actress Sophia Loren attends a Giorgio Armani fashion show in the Italian city of Milan on April 30, 2015.   (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Film legend Sophia Loren is recovering from successful surgery for a leg fracture after she fell in her Switzerland home, an agent for the 89-year-old Italian actor said Monday. Agent Andrea Giusti said in an email that Loren fell in a bathroom on Sunday and that the surgery was performed later that day. The operation "went very well and now we only need to wait," Giusti said, adding that Loren broke both her hip and a thigh bone, per the AP. It wasn't immediately clear when Loren would be discharged from the hospital.

Loren has lived in a Swiss villa near Lake Geneva for decades. Earlier this month, she appeared, looking radiant, with Italian designer Giorgio Armani in Venice at a fashion show held on the sidelines of the city's annual film festival. She celebrated her 89th birthday last week. Loren was scheduled to appear Tuesday at a restaurant that bears her name in Bari, a city in southern Italy, but her fall forced a cancellation of the event, per Euronews. According to her agent, Loren gave the restaurant the right to use her name and image.

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