Elizabeth Taylor's Rep Shoots Down Tabloid Health Scare Report

Elizabeth Taylor waves at the cameras at the 27th Annual Macy's Passport benefit at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., on September 24, 2009 -- Getty Images

Elizabeth Taylor's rep has confirmed the Hollywood icon was hospitalized earlier this week. However, the rep denied a tabloid report, which claimed that the 78-year-old actress is "fighting for her life" after being "rushed to the hospital" on Tuesday.

"Elizabeth Taylor was hospitalized earlier this week when she was taken to Cedars-Sinai suffering from symptoms caused by congestive heart failure, an ongoing condition," a rep for Elizabeth told Access Hollywood on Friday. "This issue is being addressed. She is currently being kept in the hospital for monitoring.

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"Her family and close friends are appreciative of the warm support and interest of her loyal fans but have asked that people respect her privacy and allow her medical team the time and space to focus on restoring her back to health," the rep continued.

Concerns over the Hollywood legend's health were raised after Elizabeth failed to appear at the amfAR 25th anniversary event on Tueday, where she was scheduled to be honored by the AIDS research organization.

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Despite her ongoing health problems, Dame Elizabeth did sit down with for a recent interview with Kim Kardashian, which appears in the new issue of Harper's Bazaar. Among the topics the two discussed were which of today's leading men Liz would like to share the screen with.

"I love Johnny Depp, and I love Colin Farrell - both brilliant, nuanced actors with great range," Liz told Kim.

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