The 2022 Academy Awards was one of the most anticipated events this year. Despite being overshadowed by the Chris Rock/Will Smith controversy, there were plenty of other moments throughout which both participants and viewers were perplexed. One of them was Liza Minnelli in a wheelchair.

The Oscars concluded with director Steven Spielberg receiving the award for best picture as Lady Gaga and Liza Minnelli handed it to him. Although she was apprehensive about performing on stage, she agreed to do so only if certain conditions were met.

Unfortunately, her plans were abruptly altered at the last minute…

Some fans at home, however, were concerned about Liza’s health when they noticed that she was in a wheelchair for the ceremony and struggled to comprehend and follow what she was supposed to do at times.

Fortunately, Lady Gaga was there to back her up. In fact, after allowing Liza to have her moment in the light, Gaga received a lot of good feedback for how supportive she was towards the film legend at the time, with the singer practically holding Liza’s hand after allowing her to shine on her own.

As the crowd’s enthusiastic reaction to Liza’s presence grew louder, Gaga took a step back and applauded with them. she then informed her co-host, “You see that? The public, they love you.”

Liza laughed gleefully when she first saw the game board, but she became flustered with her notes and was heard remarking: “Now what am I…I don’t understand.” When she was asked to present, she was relieved when Gaga responded, “I’ve got it,” and began delivering the presentation.

When Liza’s turn to talk came, she patted her on the shoulder and gave her a thumbs-up, but Liza appeared to be having difficulty with her lines, prompting Gaga to conclude the introduction for her. When their microphones caught up with their personal conversation, the singer then leaned in towards Liza and said “I got you,” to which Liza responded “I know, thank you.”

The actor’s nice manner in which he skilfully led Liza through the section without being patronizing or disrespectful to her, as well as his gratefulness for Lady Gaga on social media, moved audiences.

Liza’s friend and confidant, Michael Feinstein, offered the following remarks, “She only agreed to appear at the Oscars if she would be in a director’s chair, because she’s been having back trouble. She said, ‘I don’t want people to see me limping out there.’ She said, ‘You know, I want to look good. I don’t want people to worry about me.’”

The organizers were worried after Will Smith and Chris Rock’s fallout, so a number of things were altered. And this includes altering Liza Minnelli’s appearance at the last minute. She had wanted to sit in a director’s chair because of an existing back problem, he claimed, and was “extremely disappointed” when she was forced to walk on stage instead of sitting in a director’s chair.

Michael said, “She was nervous and it made her look like she was out of it. Can you imagine being suddenly forced to be seen by millions of people the way you don’t want to be seen? That’s what happened to her.”

Micheal then suggested that Liza’s scripts got out of control as a result of her being “discombobulated” by the events that had just occurred, and he claimed that Liza’s health isn’t anything to worry about.