Liza Minnelli was happy on her way to the Oscars 2022: video

Liza Minnelli looked like she was having a blast in the car on her way to the Oscars on March 27th.

Fans worried about the 76-year-old ‘cabaret’ legend last month after she appeared frail on stage at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theater to present an awards ceremony with Lady Gaga.

In a clip from Hollywood’s Biggest Night, her close friend Michael Feinstein, who claimed she was “sabotaged” by the Academy, shared a video on Facebook and Instagram he shot in the car with Minnelli just before the show.

The clip showed the Oscar winner smoking a cigarette, dancing in her seat and singing happily.

Minnelli looked cheerful and spirited as she made her way to the event. She then began singing the show tune “(It’s Gonna Be) A Great Day” by Vincent Youmans, Edward Eliscu and Billy Rose.

Fans gave so much love after seeing the video of the EGOT recipient looking lively and one commenter on Instagram wrote: “Still smoking too. Haha. I have to love her!”

“Legend 76 years old, cigarette in hand, still showing them how it’s done,” one added. “A real legend. Lift up my heart,” said one user. Another wrote: “Liza has the whistles that won’t stop! Sounds great as always!!”

Feinstein, 65, claimed on Sirius XM’s The Jess Cagle Show earlier this month that Minnelli was “sabotaged” and “forced” to use a wheelchair at the Oscars.

“Sabotage. That’s a terrible word, but she only agreed to appear at the Oscars when she’s in a director’s chair because she has back problems,” he said.

The Great American Songbook archivist continued, “She said, ‘I don’t want people out there to see me limp.’ She said, “You know, I want to look good. I don’t want people to worry about me.’”

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Lady Gaga and Liza Minnelli will present the Oscar for best picture on March 27th.
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“Then literally five minutes before she continued as she was back there in the director’s chair and I guess they were all devastated by everything that had happened before,” Feinstein said, alluding to the Chris Rock Will Smith incident. “The stage manager said, ‘Well, she has to be in a wheelchair.'”

“She was nervous,” Feinstein said. “And it made her look like she was out. Can you imagine suddenly being seen by millions of people in a way you don’t want to be seen? That happened to her.”

The pianist later told Page Six that the New York, New York star remarked, “No, I’m not seen in a wheelchair in front of everyone. I won’t do that. I refused to do this.”

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