Carrie Fisher Suffers Heart Attack On Flight
Carrie Fisher suffered a major heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles on Friday. Gossip Cop has reached out to a rep for the actress for more details about her condition.
Fisher went into cardiac arrest just 15 minutes before the United Airlines jet was set to touch down in Los Angeles. After alerting fellow passengers of the medical emergency, an EMT on the plane rushed to Fisher’s aid and administered CPR. The 60-year-old actress, best known for her iconic role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise, was rushed to UCLA Medical Center shortly after the flight landed. She’s currently on a ventilator at the hospital, but according to her brother, Fisher is now out of the emergency room and in the ICU. It’s unclear if she’s still in critical condition, or has been upgraded to stable.
Actress Anna Akana, who was also on the flight, tweeted afterwards, “Don’t know how else to process this but Carrie Fisher stopped breathing on the flight home. Hope she’s gonna be OK.” She added in a second message, “So many thanks to the United flight crew who jumped into action.”
Last month, Fisher made headlines while promoting her new book, The Princess Diarist, in which she revealed she had a three-month fling with Harrison Ford while the two were filming Star Wars. At the time, Fisher was just 19-years-old, while Ford was 33, married and a father of two kids. The actress later noted that she was surprised by people’s reaction to her revelation.
Fisher has also been very open about her past struggles with drugs and alcohol, as well as mental health issues with which she’s struggled her entire life. The actress, a Hollywood mainstay, is the daughter of Debbie Reynolds and the late Eddie Fisher. Gossip Cop will have updates.