‘Star Wars’ Actress Carrie Fisher in Critical Condition After Suffering Heart Attack on Plane


Update: According to the Los Angeles Times, Fisher is in critical condition at a Los Angeles hospital. A source who was not authorized to discuss the incident told the paper that the actress was “in a lot of distress on the flight.”

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Carrie Fisher suffered a massive heart attack while on a flight from London to LAX on Friday, December 23.

According to TMZ, people on board the flight administered CPR and once the plane landed in Los Angeles paramedics rushed Fisher to a nearby hospital.

Actor Brad Gage was on the flight and witnessed the health scare. “I’m in complete shock. @AnnaAkana and I sat in front of Carrie Fisher on our flight from London and she was just taken off the plane by EMTs,” he tweeted Friday afternoon. Actress Anna Akana was also on the flight and tweeted that Fisher “wasn’t breathing for 10 minutes or so” and that “they were administering CPR up until we landed.”

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SOURCE: US Magazine, Sierra Marquina