Just when you thought 2016 could not be more of a waking nightmare, it goes and proves us wrong once again. According to TMZ, venerated film icon Carrie Fisher reportedly suffered “a massive heart attack” while on a flight from London to LAX on Friday. Shortly after the upsetting news broke, a number of Fisher's fans took to Twitter to put the following out into the ether: Hey, the Force? Do not let us down. Seriously.
Update, 10:27 p.m. EST: Fisher is reportedly currently in intensive care and her condition remains "unknown," according to Entertainment Tonight. Despite earlier reports, her brother, Todd, told ET, "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."
Update, 7:23 p.m. EST: The Associated Press reported that Fisher is now in stable condition, according to her brother Todd Fisher. He told AP that she is "out of emergency" and stabilized, but he could not disclose further information.
Earlier: TMZ's source said the 60-year-old actor went into cardiac arrest 15 minutes before the aircraft touched down in Los Angeles, and an EMT who happened to be on board reportedly administered "life-saving measures." Once the plane landed, the Star Wars legend was reportedly taken to a nearby hospital. Bustle reached out to Fisher’s rep for comment, but has not heard back at the time of publication.
Yes, the Force is a thing from a fictional universe. And yes, we fans are invoking it in the wake of this scary report. And no, these tweets are not jokes. If there was ever a time for the Force to step up to the plate and prove it is part of this mess of a universe, too, it is now.
If There Is Anyone Who Can Do It...
Here's to hoping #CarrieFisher uses the Force to break the curse we've come to know as 2016.— Jennifer Green (@WriteJennyWrite) December 23, 2016
... it's Princes Leia.
Let Us Channel Chirrut Imwe
"I am one with The Force, The Force is with me."— Sarah Moran (@SarahThisIs) December 23, 2016
Repeating this until I hear good news about Carrie Fisher. Please be okay!
Seriously, please be OK.
Try, We Must
Folks out here trying to use The Force to revive Carrie Fisher and I DON'T BLAME THEM WHAT DO WE EVEN HAVE LEFT TRY ANYTHING IT'S OKAY— Ashley C. Ford (@iSmashFizzle) December 23, 2016
This This This
YOU CANNOT TAKE CARRIE FISHER ESPECIALLY AT THIS TIME OF YEAR I WONT APPROVE SHE IS ONE WITH THE FORCE SHE IS STRONG YOU CANNOT DO THIS— T'Shauna Mae. (@tshaymae) December 23, 2016
And This This This
2016 needs to leave Carrie Fisher tf alone. She's too strong for this year's shit. May the force be with you, Carrie. 🙏🏼— Charli (@JukeboxCharleh) December 23, 2016
Send all the positivity of the force to Carrie Fisher today.— Calla Walker (@CallaWalker) December 23, 2016
Don't hold back.
I realize Carrie Fisher isn't Tinkerbell and clapping won't save her but mocking people who will her well via the Force makes you an asshole— Colleen Doran (@ColleenDoran) December 23, 2016
Don't be an a**hole.
Carrie Fisher is one with the Force, and the Force is with Carrie Fisher.