Carrie Fisher: Condition Still Critical Following Massive Heart Attack?!

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In case you missed the horrible, awful, very bad news, Carrie Fisher, beloved actress and human, had a heart attack yesterday.

It happened while she was flying from London to L.A., and it was a seriously bad one -- so bad that after the flight landed, it took paramedics 15 minutes to even find a pulse.

Carrie Fisher at UK Premiere

She reportedly stopped breathing while the plane was still in the air, and in the minutes it took the plane to land, an EMT who was luckily on the flight kept her alive with CPR.

As she was transported to the hospital, she had to wear an oxygen mask, and we also heard that she was on a ventilator in the ICU.

Her condition was listed as critical, but now we've got an update.

And thankfully, it's good news! Kind of!

Carrie's brother was kind enough to speak with several media outlets last night, and he said that her condition is now stable.

Carrie Fisher Red Carpet Pic

But while that sounds like a big improvement from all the awful things we heard immediately after the news of the heart attack broke, his details aren't quite as uplifting.

For example, while the AP reported that he said Carrie was stable, he told Variety that any stories you might see that refer to her as "stable" were simply "writing between the lines."

"There's nothing new from the doctors," he explained. "There's nothing new at all. There's no good news or bad news."

"She's in the ICU and everybody's praying for her."

He told another outlet a similar story, that "She is in the intensive care unit, she is being well looked after. If everyone could just pray for her that would be good."

Carrie Fisher in Cannes

"The doctors are doing their thing and we don't want to bug them. We are waiting by patiently."

"We don't know," he added. "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."

So yes, that's all very confusing.

It sounds like perhaps he was a little premature in referring to Carrie as "stable," or that maybe he was misunderstood.

It would make sense -- his sister just had a serious heart attack a couple of hours before, at most. No one would blame him for not being exactly press-ready.

Carrie Fisher, Dog

It was in the other interviews that he actually gave a few details, and those details are that Carrie is still in the ICU, her condition is still serious, and they don't know much else.

Again, best wishes to Carrie and her family at this time.

We've lost enough beloved people this year, the world doesn't need to take her, too.

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