Entertainer Pia Zadora has been hospitalized after suffering a serious head injury in a golf-cart accident, a representative said Friday. Zadora reportedly fell from a golf cart driven by her 17-year-old son Jordan near her home in Summerlin, Nev., Thursday.
The 60-year-old actress-singer’s husband, Mike Jeffries, told the Las Vegas Sun Zadora suffered bleeding on her brain. She also has a fractured ankle and some facial injuries. He added she was in and out of consciousness, but expected to make a full recovery.
“Pia is resting comfortably and has been moved out of trauma care, but still remains in [the intensive-care unit],” her representative said, according to E News. “When she improves, she will have ankle surgery in Los Angeles in the next week or so.”
Zadora, who began her career at the age of 10 in original Broadway production of “Fiddler on the Roof,” canceled several singing engagements because of her hospitalization.
Reuters quoted Brian Panella, Zadora’s former manager and a close friend, as saying: “The prognosis is excellent. She will be a little bit uncomfortable for a couple of days, but she is going to be fine.” However, he said, “[S]he did hit her head quite hard.”
Zadora won a Golden Globe award in 1982 as the New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture for her appearance in the crime drama “Butterfly.” She has also worked in films such as “Troop Beverly Hills” and “Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult.”