Liza Minnelli Enters Rehab for Substance Abuse

Image: Singer Liza Minelli arrives at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood
Singer Liza Minelli arrives at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California March 2, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) (OSCARS-ARRIVALS)LUCAS JACKSON / Reuters

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Liza Minnelli has entered rehab, E! News has confirmed.

"Liza Minnelli has valiantly battled substance abuse over the years and whenever she has needed to seek treatment she has done so," the Oscar-winning star's rep Scott Gorenstein tells E! News. "She is currently making excellent progress at an undisclosed facility."

According to TMZ, who first reported the story, the 69-year-old actress and singer's main health issue is connected to alcohol.

This isn't Minnelli's first time seeking help with rehabilitation for addiction to alcohol and prescription drugs, which originated from a Valium prescription after the death of her mother Judy Garland in 1969 from an accidental overdose.

She stayed at The Betty Ford Clinic in the 1980s before returning to Broadway. Minnelli has also sought treatment at The Caron Foundation in Pennsylvania.

Minnelli has been vocal about her "demons" in the past. She revealed back in 2008, "My whole life, this disease has been rampant. I inherited it, and it's been horrendous, but I have always asked for help."

This article first appeared on E! Online.

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