Carrie Fisher Suffers Heart Attack On Airplane, Rushed to UCLA Medical
UPDATE: Fisher’s brother, Todd, has now clarified that his sister is not, in fact, in “stable condition”.
“I don’t know where they got that word from. That is absolutely not even close to the truth. We don’t know. We hope for the best. We certainly do not know her condition, that’s why she is in ICU. I’m sure everyone wants to speculate but now is not the time for that.”
Original story below
Star Wars legend Carrie Fisher is in the hospital after suffering a massive heart attack on an LA-bound flight.
The heart attack occurred on a United flight from London to LAX. Fisher went into cardiac arrest, prompting passengers on board to begin performing CPR. Although Fisher was unresponsive when the plane landed, an EMT from first class was able to administer “life-saving measures”, according to TMZ. Once on board, medical personnel worked on Fisher for 15 minutes, continuing with CPR before they were able to get a pulse. They placed an oxygen mask over her face and rushed her to UCLA Medical Center, where she was put on a ventilator.
Initial reports listed her as being in critical condition, with Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, and her beloved French bulldog, Gary, being rushed to the hospital to be by her side. However, Fisher’s brother, Todd, claims that her condition has now been upgraded to stable. She’s not out of the woods, by any means, but it’s something.
Fisher and her loved ones are in our thoughts right now.