Actress Carrie Fisher 'Stable' After Medical Emergency, Mother Debbie Reynolds Says - NBC 6 South Florida

Actress Carrie Fisher 'Stable' After Medical Emergency, Mother Debbie Reynolds Says

Fisher fell ill on a flight and was admitted Friday to a Los Angeles hospital

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    Actress Carrie Fisher 'Stable' After Medical Emergency, Mother Debbie Reynolds Says
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    Carrie Fisher speaks on stage at Tribeca Tune In: Catastrophe at SVA Theatre 2 on April 19, 2016 in New York City.

    Actress Carrie Fisher is in stable condition days after suffering a medical emergency, according to her mother, actress Debbie Reynolds.

    Reynolds tweeted Sunday that the family would share any updates on Fisher and thanked the public for its "prayers & good wishes."

    Earlier in the day, Oscar winner Sally Field tweeted that she was thinking of the "Star Wars" actress with all her "heart and soul." Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill of "Star Wars" fame also are among many others who have expressed hope that the 60-year-old Fisher recovers after falling ill on a flight and being admitted Friday to a Los Angeles hospital.

    Todd Fisher, the actress' brother, said Friday night that his sister is 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. Todd Fisher said much of what had been reported about the incident was speculation.

    "We have to wait and be patient," he said. "We have so little information ourselves."

    The Los Angeles Fire Department said paramedics administered advanced life-saving care to a patient at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday and transported the person to a nearby hospital. The patient was not identified.

    Catapulted to stardom as Princess Leia in 1977's "Star Wars," 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.

    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."