[UPDATE 2] Fisher’s mother, Debbie Reynolds, released a statement on Twitter. She said Fisher is in “stable condition,” going on to thank fans and friends for their support.
Carrie is in stable condition.If there is a change,we will share it. For all her fans & friends. I thank you for your prayers & good wishes. pic.twitter.com/isXJqqFEB6
— Debbie Reynolds (@DebbieReynolds1) December 25, 2016
[UPDATE] Fisher’s brother, Todd Fisher, told E! News that Fisher is currently in intensive care.
“Carrie is in intensive care. That’s all we have to say at this moment though,” he told the site. “There’s nothing else to report because we haven’t even spoken to the doctors ourselves.”
More information to come as it becomes available.
Actress Carrie Fisher, who is famous for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the Star Wars series, is currently in stable condition after suffering a cardiac episode on a transatlantic flight. This is according to her brother, Todd Fisher, who spoke to the Associated Press about the incident today.
Carrie Fisher is now “out of emergency” and is stabilized, Todd Fisher said. The brother did not share further specifics on the medical situation.
TMZ, which first reported the news, said Fisher, 60, had a heart attack on a United Airlines flight from London to Los Angeles, where she was immediately treated.
An anonymous source told The Los Angeles Times that Fisher was “in a lot of distress on the flight.” A spokesperson for United Airlines said, “Our thoughts are with our customer at this time.”
There has been an outpouring of support for Fisher, with messages of hope and support coming from her Star Wars co-stars, including Mark Hamill and Peter Mayhew, and many others.
as if 2016 couldn’t get any worse… sending all our love to @carrieffisher
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) December 23, 2016
UPDATE: @carrieffisher is stable. So worried, glad to hear some positive news.
— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) December 24, 2016
@carrieffisher The whole world is sending you so much love! Sending you the universes most powerful Force XXXXX❤❤❤
— Gwendoline Christie (@lovegwendoline) December 23, 2016
— Warwick Davis (@WarwickADavis) December 23, 2016
Come on, Carrie.
Keep calm and Carrie on.
— Chris Miller (@chrizmillr) December 23, 2016
I ask everyone to stop for a moment and send special thoughts to @carrieffisher.
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) December 23, 2016
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) December 23, 2016
We’ll report back with more information as it becomes available.