Fans, friends wish Carrie Fisher well
Tributes and well-wishes poured in for “Star Wars” actress Carrie Fisher, 60, who was spending Christmas Eve in a Los Angeles hospital after suffering a medical emergency on a flight the day before.
“Princess Leia can survive anything!” wrote one fan on Twitter. “Hold on, Carrie Fisher. We’re taking you into 2017 with us,” wrote another. Her “Star Wars” co-star Mark Hamill said he was “sending all our love.”
Todd Fisher, the actress’ brother, said Friday night that his sister was receiving excellent care but that he could not classify her condition. He had earlier told The Associated Press 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.
Fans on Twitter hoped she would pull through. One wrote: “Carrie Fisher survived alcoholism, addiction, depression, bipolar disorder & 60 years in Hollywood. If anyone can survive 2016, it’s her.” The actress’ former co-star Peter Mayhew, who played “Star Wars” character Chewbacca, called her “everyone’s favorite princess right now.”
And Harrison Ford, who played Han Solo opposite Fisher, in a statement said: “I’m shocked and saddened to hear the news about my dear friend. Our thoughts are with Carrie, her family and friends.”