Veteran actress and singer Miri Aloni, 71, has had part of her right leg amputated, after being hospitalized with a serious infection in her foot.
Aloni underwent an emergency amputation below her right knee last week, with the Ichilov hospital in Tel Aviv saying her condition was stable. Earlier, doctors had said her life had been in danger.
“It will be okay. I thank the hospital for saving my life,” Aloni said in the hospital statement after the surgery.
The performer was upbeat about the development, joking that she had “always lived on one leg anyway” and that she would now not be able to play soccer.
“But my vocal cords will continue with me to the end,” she said.
Aloni’s career has spanned music, theater and television. She was scheduled to take part last week in a presentation at Haifa Theater, but the event was postponed due to her illness, the Haaretz daily reported.
הזמרת מירי אלוני מאושפזת ביחידה לטיפול נמרץ לאחר שלקתה בזיהום חמור מאוד ברגלה עם סכנת חיים ממשית. אלוני הובלה הלילה לחדר…
In recent years, Aloni has given street performances at the entrance to Tel Aviv’s Carmel Market.
Aloni famously sang a rendition of the “Peace Song” in 1995 along with then-prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, moments before he left the stage and was shot dead by a right-wing assassin.