Carrie Fisher's brother Todd breaks his silence on her condition: 'She's a very tough girl'
Carrie Fisher's brother has broken his silence on the actress' hospitalisation.
The Star Wars actress (60) is currently in intensive care after having a reported heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles.
Her brother Todd described the moment as "traumatic" but praised hospital stuff for their standard of care.
"She's obviously a very tough girl who's survived many things," he said.
Fisher has been candid about her drug abuse and her bipolar disorder over the years.
She had been in London filming the third season of Catastrophe and was reportedly "not breathing for 10 minutes" on board the transatlantic flight.
But her brother 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."
Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott said paramedics administered advanced life-saving care to a patient at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Friday and transported the person to a nearby hospital. He did not identify the patient.
United Airlines said a passenger on flight 935 was "unresponsive".
A spokeswoman for police at LAX airport said: "Los Angeles police responded at 12.15pm to Terminal 7 regarding a female victim who went into cardiac arrest.
"Upon arrival the LAFD (Los Angeles Fire Department) was already performing CPR on the victim and the victim was transported to a local hospital for further medical treatment."
It was reported that Fisher was given CPR by passengers on board before the plane landed at LAX, where paramedics tried to resuscitate her for 15 minutes before finding a pulse.
Meanwhile, her Star Wars co-stars have rallied around her sending their well wishes.
Harrison Ford told The Hollywood Reporter: "I’m shocked and saddened to hear the news about my dear friend.
"Our thoughts are with Carrie, her family and friends."