Carrie Fisher Stabilized, Still Critical After Cardiac Episode
Carrie Fisher is being treated in the Intensive Care Unit following an unspecified cardiac episode, according to her brother. The Star Wars star was rushed to the hospital after falling ill on a flight from London to LA yesterday.
Todd Fisher told The Associated Press that his sister was receiving excellent care, but said that he could not classify her condition. He had earlier told the AP that she had been stabilized and was out of the emergency room.
In a subsequent interview, he said many details about her condition or what caused the medical emergency are unknown, and much of what had been reported was speculation.
“We have to wait and be patient,” he said. “We have so little information ourselves.”
Multiple outlets had earlier reported that Fisher went into cardiac arrest on the plane. The Los Angeles Fire Department confirmed that they responded to a call at the airport of a patient in cardiac arrest, and “aggressively treated” them en route to a local hospital.
Fisher, 60, has been open about her struggles with alcohol, drug addiction, and mental illness.
Celebrities poured out their well-wishes on social media. “[A]s if 2016 couldn’t get any worse… sending all our love to @carrieffisher,” tweeted her Star Wars co-star Mark Hamill.