Carrie Fisher Remains in Intensive Care After Reported Heart Attack

Her condition is unclear
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 24, 2016 10:25 AM CST
Star Wars Cast Sends Love, Force to Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher remains in intensive care following a reported heart attack suffered Friday during a flight from London to Los Angeles.   (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP, File)

Carrie Fisher remains in intensive care following a serious cardiac episode Friday aboard a flight from London to Los Angeles, the Guardian reports. Her condition remains unclear, and her brother tells USA Today that many reports on her health have been nothing but guesswork. "We have to wait and be patient," Todd Fisher says. "We have so little information ourselves." He had earlier said the 60-year-old actress had been stabilized after being in critical condition, but he later walked that back. "I am not saying she is fine or not fine," the Guardian quotes him as saying. Authorities will only say that a passenger on the plane was "unresponsive" and provided with "medical life support." But sources who were on the flight say Fisher was "in a lot of distress" and "wasn't breathing for 10 minutes or so."

Fans and well-wishers gathered outside a Los Angeles-area hospital, where Fisher has her daughter, Billie Lourd, and French bulldog, Gary, at her side. Meanwhile, Fisher's Star Wars costars tweeted their thoughts and prayers:

  • Mark Hamill: "As if 2016 couldn't get any worse...sending all our love to @carrieffisher."
  • Peter Mayhew: "Thoughts and prayers for our friend and everyone's favorite princess right now."
  • Gwendoline Christie: "The whole world is sending you so much love! Sending you the universe's most powerful Force."
  • Warwick Davis: "Sending love and well wishes to 'our Princess' @carrieffisher. The Force is strong with you...#YubNub."
(Read more Carrie Fisher stories.)

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