On Friday, actress Carrie Fisher was flying from London to Los Angeles on an 11-hour flight when she suddenly suffered a massive heart attack and went into cardiac arrest. The plane arrived in California at around noontime where she then was transported to the nearest hospital.
According to her brother Todd Fisher, Carrie is in stable condition now and it is no longer considered an emergency situation. Her condition had first been reported as critical by the Los Angeles Times. This was likely because Fisher was unresponsive to the medical personnel when her plane initially arrived at the Los Angeles LAX airport. Now, she is reportedly using a ventilator and should be just fine.
Actress Anna Akana was apparently able to witness Fisher’s emergency on the flight when she stopped breathing. She wrote the following Twitter message about the situation: “Don’t know how else to process this but Carrie Fisher stopped breathing on the flight home. Hope she’s gonna be OK.”
Fisher had just come from London where she was filming an episode of the United Kingdom sitcom called “Catastrophe.” Many celebrities got on Twitter to express their best wishes for Fisher while hoping that she makes a fast recovery. Some of these celebrities include William Shatner, Christina Applegate, and Peter Mayhew.
Carrie Fisher is best known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars movie franchise. She just recently reprised her role in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. There is no word yet as to whether she’ll be in Episode VIII or not, especially now with her condition the way it is. But if there are no long term affects from her cardiac arrest, then Fisher will likely be able to continue acting again. More news about her condition is likely to unfold in the coming days and weeks.