Judy Garland’s daughter, Lorna Luft, has been diagnosed with a brain tumour after collapsing backstage following a London show. The singer and Emmy winning TV producer was performing the second of four shows at London’s Pizza Express Jazz Club when she kept ‘forgetting lyrics and monologue’. Her concerned husband Colin Freeman rushed her to hospital, where she was dealt the shock diagnosis.
“Following admission to hospital, Luft has been initially diagnosed with a brain tumour,” her rep confirmed. “Further information will be available following additional medical tests and examinations.” The 65-year-old star is currently in remission from breast cancer – a disease she had been battling for six years.
She discovered a lump in her breast in December 2012, but previously admitted she went into ‘total denial’. The star – whose father is Sidney Luft – was diagnosed with grade 2A breast cancer and underwent a lumpectomy followed by chemotherapy and radiation. She completed her course of treatment in 2013, but sadly the cancer returned in June 2015, prompting her to cut short her UK tour of Judy – The Songbook of Judy Garland.