As if 2016 wasn’t devastating enough, Star Wars actress and veteran Princess Leia, Carrie Fisher was hospitalized after suffering from heart attack while on a flight. She was on her way back to Los Angeles from London on board a United Airlines aircraft. Recordings from the plane show that co-passengers as well as staff tended to her, making sure that there were paramedics once they landed and that she was taken care of the whole time. After descending from the plane, she was rushed to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) where she began receiving medical treatment for the heart ailment.
Her mother, Debbie Reynolds tweeted out to fans and other supporters on the condition of her daughter. “Carrie is in stable condition. If there is a change, we will share it. For all her fans & friends. I thank you for your prayers and good wishes.”
YouTube personality Anna Akana was on the same flight as the Star Wars actress and says that she had in fact, stopped breathing.
Don’t know how else to process this but Carrie Fisher stopped breathing on the flight home. Hope she’s gonna be OK.
So many thanks to the United flight crew who jumped into action, and the awesome doctor and nurse passengers who helped.
Fisher was in London to film the latest season of Amazon’s Catastrophe. She seemed to be in good spirits, taking photos with co-stars and joking about their off-screen chemistry, or lack thereof.
Carrie was most recently in the news for her memoir The Princess Diarist, where she for the first time spoke up on her three month affair with Star Wars co-star Harrison Ford, while he was still married and a father of two children at the time. She, on the other hand, was still in her teens and infatuated. She famously said:“It was so intense. It was Han and Leia during the week, and Carrie and Harrison during the weekend.”
Hollywood poured in with “get well soon” wishes, including Harrison Ford. At least we can rest at ease knowing our Princess is fine and should be back to her chirpy self in no time.