Actress Liza Minnelli (search) was hospitalized early Monday after falling out of bed at her residence, police said.

Minnelli was taken to a Manhattan hospital, according to Sgt. Gerry Falcon, a police department spokesman. A message left for Minnelli's publicist was not immediately returned. Her lawyer could not be reached for comment.

The Oscar-winning actress has had a recent rash of legal difficulties.

In November, she was sued by her former bodyguard and driver, who has accused her of assault and battery and claimed she made him have sex with her to keep his job.

Her estranged husband, David Gest (search), has filed a $10 million lawsuit alleging that she beat him so badly that he suffered extensive head injuries. Minnelli has countersued both Gest and her former bodyguard.