#8. She was hospitalized more than 70 times in her lifetime
Miss Taylor had been plagued by health problems all her life. She estimated she had almost died four times.
In one of her last interviews she said her first memory was of ‘pain’. She was born with scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, and suffered back problems which were partly to blame for her subsequent addiction to painkillers and alcohol. But she never gave up. She had both hips replaced and beat skin cancer,a brain tumour, diabetes, seizures and a stroke. She endured an estimated 70 illnesses and had 100 operations, 20 of them major surgery. Source