Ac­tress Fisher re­mains in in­ten­sive care

The Denver Post - - NATION & WORLD - By Sandy Co­hen

los angeles» “Star Wars” ac­tress Car­rie Fisher is re­ceiv­ing treat­ment in an in­ten­sive care unit af­ter suf­fer­ing a med­i­cal emer­gency on a flight Fri­day, ac­cord­ing to her brother.

Todd Fisher said Fri­day night that his sis­ter is re­ceiv­ing ex­cel­lent care, but Fisher he could not clas­sify her

con­di­tion. He had said ear­lier that she had been sta­bi­lized and was out of the emer­gency room. In a sub­se­quent in­ter­view he said many de­tails about her con­di­tion or what caused the med­i­cal emer­gency are un­known.

Car­rie Fisher, 60, ex­pe­ri­enced med­i­cal trou­ble dur­ing a flight from Lon­don and was treated by paramedics im­me­di­ately af­ter the plane landed in Los Angeles, ac­cord­ing to re­ports cit­ing un­named sources.

Celebrity web­site TMZ, which first re­ported the in­ci­dent, said anony­mous sources told them the ac­tress suf­fered a heart at­tack.

Todd Fisher said much of what had been re­ported about the in­ci­dent was spec­u­la­tion.

“We have to wait and be pa­tient,” he said. “We have so lit­tle in­for­ma­tion our­selves.”

Fisher’s pub­li­cists and rep­re­sen­ta­tives for her mother, Deb­bie Reynolds, and her daugh­ter, Bil­lie Lourd, did not im­me­di­ately re­turn calls from the AP.

Los Angeles Fire De­part­ment spokesman Erik Scott said paramedics ad­min­is­tered ad­vanced life-sav­ing care to a pa­tient at Los Angeles In­ter­na­tional Air­port on Fri­day and trans­ported the per­son to a hos­pi­tal. He did not iden­tify the pa­tient.

Cat­a­pulted to star­dom as Princess Leia in 1977’s “Star Wars,” Car­rie Fisher reprised the role as the leader of a ga­lac­tic re­bel­lion in three se­quels, in­clud­ing last year’s “Star Wars: The Force Awak­ens.”

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