Sophia Loren underwent emergency surgery on Sunday after suffering several fractures, including one to her femur, following a serious fall at her Swiss home.
The Italian acting icon, who turned 89 on September 20, fell in her bathroom and suffered several fractures to her hip and a serious fracture to her femur that required surgery, a source close to the actress said. The Hollywood Reporter. The source added that there is cautious optimism about the outcome of the surgery and Loren’s recovery, which will include a short recovery and then a long rehabilitation.
News of Loren’s fall was broken by a restaurant she was due to open in the Italian city of Bari on September 26 – the fourth restaurant to bear her name. The actress was also supposed to receive honorary citizenship of the city, but now all her engagements for the foreseeable future have been canceled.
Sources say the actress’ sons, Carlo and Edoardo, are by her side in the hospital. Edoardo directed Loren in her most recent feature film, the 2020 Netflix film The life ahead of us, which earned her a David di Donatello Award for Best Actress. In 2021, she was the subject of the Netflix documentary What would Sophia Loren do?
Loren’s last public appearance was at the Armani Fashion Show in Venice on September 2, held during the 80th Venice Film Festival.