Carrie Fisher had a “cardiac episode” – which some reports are calling a heart attack – on a plane en route from London to Los Angeles this afternoon. Her brother Todd told Variety that she’s in the ICU, but they don’t know much yet. “There’s nothing new from the doctors. There’s nothing new at all. There’s no good news or bad news.”
UPDATE: Debbie Reynolds, Carrie’s mother, tweeted Sunday that she’s now in stable condition.
Fisher was attended to by nurses and airline staff on the plane and then rushed to UCLA Medical Center by paramedics. There are more details at the Hollywood Reporter.
Fisher was in London promoting her new book, The Princess Diarist.
News of Fisher’s condition drew supportive tweets from co-stars and colleagues:
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
I ask everyone to stop for a moment and send special thoughts to @carrieffisher.
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) December 23, 2016
— Warwick Davis (@WarwickADavis) 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
Be well @carrieffisher. Thoughts, hopes, and the Force are with you.
— Gary Whitta (@garywhitta) December 23, 2016
The hashtag #prayersforcarrie was trending on Twitter Friday evening.