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Liza Minnelli got too drunk to perform properly at a party

You know you’ve had too much when you’re Liza Minnelli and struggling to perform an adequate – or even remotely lucid – rendition of Frank Sinatra’s New York, New York.

The 65-year-old icon was honoured at the New York Landmarks Conservancy awards at the swanky Plaza Hotel last week, and, according to New York Daily News, “was too wrecked to perform.”

After over-doing the cigs and booze, Minnelli made her way on stage to accept her award, and was “a total mess... cling[ing] to the podium for dear life, preceded[ing] to slur her way, rambling, unable to sing,” said a very lucky onlooker who was privy to the magic.

Unfortunately for the superstar, camera phones are rife and we came across this almost three-minute-long recording of her inebriated microphone dealings. No judgement Liza, we’ve all been there.

Image sourced from here.

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  • Philthy's avatar
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    Philthy
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    Tuesday 13 Nov 2012 - 6:30 PM
    Buster: I did refer to it as "our nausea, " but that was when we were going at it pretty hot and heavy. Michael: Well, now it's my nausea.
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    Whatangdid
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    Tuesday 13 Nov 2012 - 9:47 PM
    For the record, it's not "Frank Sinatra's New York, New York", it's Liza's New York, New York. It was written for her to perform as the theme to the 1977 film, New York, New York by her longtime composer/songwriting team, Frank Ebb and John Kander. Frank Sinatra recorded it some two years later and, inexplicably, had the bigger hit with it. Some wonders never cease, I guess.
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    Thursday 15 Nov 2012 - 3:11 PM
    @Whatangdid Wow I never knew! Thanks for that bit of trivia :)
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