Carrie Fisher in stable condition after medical emergency

Carrie Fisher during Wizard World Chicago Comic-Con at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, in Chicago. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Star Wars” actress Carrie Fisher was in stable condition Friday after suffering a medical emergency, her brother said.

Fisher was “out of emergency” and stabilized at a Los Angeles hospital, Todd Fisher told The Associated Press.

Television crews stand under the rain outside the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, where actress Carrie Fisher has reportedly been transported after suffering a severe medical emergency on a flight from London to Los Angeles. Her brother, Todd Fisher, told The Associated Press that she was "out of emergency" and stabilized Friday afternoon. (AP Photo Rick Taber)
Television crews stand under the rain outside the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, where actress Carrie Fisher has reportedly been transported after suffering a severe medical emergency on a flight from London to Los Angeles. Her brother, Todd Fisher, told The Associated Press that she was “out of emergency” and stabilized Friday afternoon. (AP Photo Rick Taber)

He said he could not discuss any other details about what happened to his sister.

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.

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 Friday and transported the person to a nearby hospital. He did not identify the patient as Fisher.

Fisher is considered a member of Hollywood royalty — her parents are Reynolds and the late singer Eddie Fisher.

Carrie Fisher, right, poses for photographers with a person dressed as a stormtrooper upon arrival at the European premiere of the film 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens ' in London, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP)
Carrie Fisher, right, poses for photographers with a person dressed as a stormtrooper upon arrival at the European premiere of the film ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens ‘ in London, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP)

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.”

The author and actress may be best known for her portrayal of Leia, but she is also an accomplished writer known for no-holds-barred accounts of her struggles with addiction and mental illness.

Her thinly veiled autobiography “Postcards from the Edge” was adapted into a 1987 film version starring Shirley MacLaine and Meryl Streep. She also transformed her one-woman show “Wishful Drinking,” which played on Broadway and was filmed for HBO, into a book.

Most recently, Fisher has been promoting her latest book, “The Princess Diarist,” in which she reveals that she and co-star Harrison Ford had an affair on the set of “Star Wars.”

 

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