Carrie Fisher Suffered A Massive Heart Attack On A Flight To LAX
Actress Carrie Fisher suffered a massive heart attack on a flight from London to LAX Friday, according to TMZ. TMZ reports that Fisher went into cardiac arrest about 15 minutes before the plane landed in Los Angeles, and that an EMT who was sitting in the back of the plane administered CPR to the actress. She was rushed to a nearby hospital, and her condition remains unknown.
Actor and comedian Brad Gage, who was seated in front of Fisher on the flight, tweeted that he was "in complete shock" after seeing Fisher taken off the flight by EMTs. Actress Anna Akana, who was seated with Gage, wrote on Twitter that she had observed Fisher not breathing "for 10 minutes or so," and that CPR was administered until they landed.
Update [2 p.m.]: The L.A. Times reports that Fisher is in critical condition.
Update [2:25 p.m.]: A law enforcement official told NBC Los Angeles that Fisher's condition was "not good."
UPDATE: United Airlines says medical personnel met London flight upon arrival after crew reported an unresponsive passenger— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) December 23, 2016
Update [3:00 p.m.]: TMZ reports that after the plane landed paramedics worked on Fisher for 15 minutes before they were able to get a pulse. The actress is currently at UCLA Medical Center on a ventilator.
Update [4:10 p.m.] Fisher's brother Todd Fisher has told the AP that the actress was "out of emergency" and in stable condition.
Update [6:50 p.m.] Fisher's brother clarified his comments to the AP in a phone conversation with Variety, saying that despite previous reports his sister was unfortunately not in stable condition, that she remained in the ICU. “There’s nothing new from the doctors. There’s nothing new at all. … There’s no good news or bad news," Fisher told Variety.