LOS ANGELES, Cali. – Carrie Fisher is in stable condition after suffering a medical emergency aboard a flight Friday.
Her brother, Todd Fisher, told The Associated Press that she was “out of emergency” and stabilized at a Los Angeles hospital Friday afternoon. He said he could not discuss any other details about what happened.
Actress Carrie Fisher was hospitalized Friday in Los Angeles after suffering a cardiac event aboard a United Airlines flight from London to Los Angeles, a source familiar with the incident told CNN.
The flight was on approach to Los Angeles when the 60-year-old “Star Wars” actress became ill.
Fisher was transported to a hospital directly from Los Angeles International Airport airport, the source said.
The Los Angeles Fire Department previously said it responded to a cardiac arrest at the United Airlines gate where the London flight arrived.
“LAFD responded to LAX Gate 74 for patient on inbound flight in cardiac arrest,” LAFD Spokesman Erik Scott told CNN. “Paramedics standing by upon arrival provided advanced life support and aggressively treated and transported patient to local hospital.”
Other celebrities aboard the same flight took to Twitter to express their concerns.
Comedian Brad Gage tweeted: “I sat in front of Carrie Fisher on our flight from London and she was just taken off the plane by EMTs.”
YouTube personality Anna Akana tweeted that the actress “stopped breathing” on the flight. Akana thanked the doctor and nurse who came to Fisher’s aid.
Born in Beverly Hills, California, Fisher made her film debut in 1975.
The talented actress, who is best known for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” movie franchise, also went on to act in plays, television and blockbuster films and has written a number of best-selling books.
Her career work has earned her two Emmy Award nominations.
Fisher has also been a longtime advocate for mental health awareness, drawing from her own struggles with bipolar disorder.