Liza Minnelli, 78, spotted for the first time in a year – and now everyone’s saying the same thing

Liza Minnelli has been a constant presence in the public eye for most of her life, having grown up under the intense glare of Hollywood before achieving fame for her roles in various TV shows and films.

Throughout the years, despite facing health challenges and battling addiction, the 78-year-old remains a beloved figure among fans. Recently, however, she has led a more secluded life, reportedly due to her declining health.

Yet, Minnelli made a rare appearance last week, photographed returning home after spending an evening out with friends in Los Angeles.

Given her iconic status, it’s no surprise that this sighting sparked considerable commentary.

Born in 1946 to the legendary actress Judy Garland and film director Vincente Minnelli, Liza Minnelli has been accustomed to the camera’s flash and media attention from a young age.

Her first film appearance was at the age of three in “Good Old Summertime” in 1949.

Throughout her life, Liza has followed in her mother’s footsteps, carefully crafting a notable career in the entertainment industry.

However, in recent years, she has taken a step back from public life due to various health issues and struggles with addiction.

Prior to her recent appearance, Liza was last seen in June 2023, when reports surfaced about her needing constant care.

Her nearly year-long absence from the public eye raised concerns among her fans, especially when she was photographed returning home in a wheelchair after a night out.

Online commenters expressed their worries about her health, describing her as fragile and frail.

Despite these challenges, Liza has maintained her trademark wit and humor, joking about her age on her 78th birthday.

Looking ahead, Minnelli revealed to PEOPLE Magazine that she is recording music again and is also involved in an exciting brand collaboration set to be announced soon.