Famed “Star Wars” actress Carrie Fisher is in stable condition after suffering a heart attack on Friday, her family says.
Her mother, 84-year-old actress Debbie Reynolds, tweeted the news on Christmas Day. “Carrie is in stable condition. If there is a change, we will share it,” she wrote. “For all her fans & friends. I thank you for your prayers & good wishes.”
Fisher, 60, had a “major cardiac episode” on a flight from London to Los Angeles; fellow passengers tweeted that the actress briefly stopped breathing. She was taken to a hospital immediately after landing and transferred to the intensive care unit.
Her brother, Todd Fisher, initially told the Associated Press on Friday evening that she was in stable condition and then said there was “no good news or bad news.” He later told the Los Angeles ABC station that Fisher is “getting the best care she can receive.” He said, “She’s obviously a very tough girl who’s survived many things.”
After the news of Fisher’s heart attack spread, there was an outpouring of support from her famous fans and co-stars on social media:
I ask everyone to stop for a moment and send special thoughts to @carrieffisher.
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) December 23, 2016
as if 2016 couldn't get any worse… sending all our love to @carrieffisher
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) December 23, 2016
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) December 23, 2016
@carrieffisher Don't even think about it!! This planet needs you on it! Sending so much love xxx
— graham norton (@grahnort) December 23, 2016
— Sharon Osbourne (@MrsSOsbourne) December 24, 2016
Merry Christmas or whatever you celebrate to everyone! Especially thinking of @carrieffisher with all my heart and soul.
— Sally Field (@realmommagump) December 25, 2016