Carrie Fisher, best known as Princess Leia in Star Wars suffered a “cardiac episode” today near the end of a flight from London to Los Angeles. The actress was assisted when fellow passengers who are in medical field came to her aid and then she was treated quickly by paramedics when the flight landed.
UPDATE 6:30 PM CST: Fisher’s brother updated his sister’s condition to sources with the Chicago Tribune, upgrading her condition to stable. clarifying that she was “out of emergency”. Here is that story. Earlier today it was reported to be in critical condition after suffering cardiac arrest on a flight. Here is a report from the Los Angeles Times.
Comedian Brad Gage and Youtube personality Anna Akana who were also on the same flight as Fisher, tweeted about the situation as it played out.
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
— Brad Gage (@bradgage) December 23, 2016
So many thanks to the United flight crew who jumped into action, and the awesome doctor and nurse passengers who helped
— Anna Akana (@AnnaAkana) December 23, 2016