UPDATE 2: Maybe we did jinx it? Carrie Fisher's brother Todd Fisher shared a more grave update Friday evening (via ET Canada):
"There really is not much to say. She is in the intensive care unit, she is being well looked after. If everyone could just pray for her that would be good. The doctors are doing their thing and we don't want to bug them. We are waiting by patiently."
He also addressed his previous quotes to the Associated Press; it was reported that he called Carrie's condition "stable." Todd Fisher clarified:
"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."
UPDATE 1: Not to jinx it, but it sounds like Carrie Fisher is out of the woods. Her brother, Todd Fisher, told the Associated Press that Carrie was "out of emergency" and stabilized around 4 p.m. Pacific Time on Friday. You lose, 2016! The Force was too strong with this one!
Please stop what you're doing and form a prayer circle for Princess Leia. "Star Wars" icon Carrie Fisher suffered what emergency officials told the L.A. Times was a "cardiac episode" on a United Airlines flight from London to L.A. on Friday, Dec. 23. According to a fellow passenger, she had stopped breathing for "10 minutes or so" during the flight.
As of Friday around 1:30 p.m. West Coast time, Fisher was said to be in "critical condition." Around 2:45 p.m. Friday, TMZ reported, "when the plane landed paramedics worked on Carrie for 15 minutes with CPR before they were able to get a pulse. She's currently at UCLA Medical Center on a ventilator."
Later on Friday afternoon, TMZ reported that Fisher's daughter, "Scream Queens" and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" actress Billie Lourd, arrived at UCLA Medical Center to support her mother. Fisher's beloved French bulldog Gary was also there. As you can read in tweets below, Gary was on the London-LAX flight with Fisher.
TMZ was initially told that Fisher, 60, suffered the massive heart attack about 15 minutes before the plane landed in L.A. A flight attendant reportedly asked if there were medical personnel on board and -- thankfully -- an EMT happened to be sitting in the back of the plane and came up to first class to administer lifesaving measures.
The L.A. Times was told that Fisher "was in a lot of distress on the flight." The L.A. paper was told Fisher was rushed to the hospital by L.A. Fire Department paramedics shortly after noon.
A United Airlines spokesperson shared this statement with The Hollywood Reporter:
"Medical personnel met United flight 935 from London to Los Angeles upon arrival today after the crew reported that a passenger was unresponsive. Our thoughts are with our customer at this time and any requests for additional information should be directed to local authorities."
Fellow United passengers shared more details after the scary incident:
Don't know how else to process this but Carrie Fisher stopped breathing on the flight home. Hope she's gonna be OK 😞— Anna Akana (@AnnaAkana) December 23, 2016
I'm in complete shock. @AnnaAkana and I sat in front of Carrie Fisher on our flight from London and she was just taken off the plane by EMTs— Brad Gage (@bradgage) December 23, 2016
So many thanks to the United flight crew who jumped into action, and the awesome doctor and nurse passengers who helped— Anna Akana (@AnnaAkana) December 23, 2016
Feel weird even tweeting about it but I JUST finished her book and was fangirling out over seeing her dog Gary in person. Gah.— Anna Akana (@AnnaAkana) December 23, 2016
Fisher's fellow "Star Wars" co-stars reacted to the scary news with love and prayers:
as if 2016 couldn't get any worse... sending all our love to @carrieffisher— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) December 23, 2016
Thoughts and prayers for our friend and everyone's favorite princess right now.. @carrieffisher— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) December 23, 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
Fisher was said to be traveling as part of her book tour for "The Princess Diarist" and to shoot the sitcom "Catastrophe."
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