Carrie Fisher Is Reportedly In Intensive Care, As Her Brother Urges Fans To Keep Praying & Avoid Speculating
With seemingly conflicting news emerging about Carrie Fisher's condition following her reported heart attack on Friday, the actor's brother, Todd, is urging fans to keep praying and avoid speculating. In a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, Todd reportedly said Fisher remains in the intensive care unit. Of the 60-year-old's condition, Todd told ET,
"She is in the intensive care unit, she is being well looked after. If everyone could just pray for her that would be good. The doctors are doing their thing and we don't want to bug them. We are waiting by patiently."
He continued, "We hope for the best. We certainly do not know her condition, that's why she is in ICU. I'm sure everyone wants to speculate, but now is not the time for that." This news comes hours after the Associated Press reported that the Star Wars legend was in stable condition. Later, AP amended their story and stated, "In a subsequent interview [Todd] said many details about her condition or what caused the medical emergency are unknown."
On Friday, Dec. 23, Fisher was rushed to the hospital after her flight landed, according to TMZ. She was reportedly traveling from London to Los Angeles and went into cardiac arrest on the plane, where an EMT onboard allegedly performed "life-saving measures." She was taken to UCLA Medical Center, where her family — including daughter, Billie Lourd, and dog, Gary — are reportedly by her side. Bustle reached out to Fisher's rep when the news first broke, but has not heard back at this time.
Considering the details seem to be up in the air, Fisher's brother is right — it's better to root for the star's recovery, instead of getting caught up in speculation. (You can follow along with the latest updates on Bustle here.) No matter what, fans are continuing to rally around the star on social media, as are Fisher's co-stars. Dave Prowse, who played Darth Vader, is the latest Star Wars member to send Twitter love her way, joining Mark Hamill and Peter Mayhew who tweeted earlier.
Let's keep sending all the good vibes Fisher's way and wishing her the speediest of recoveries. May the Force be with her.