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Medical Scare! Carrie Fisher's Near FATAL Heart Attack May Have Been Caused By DRASTIC Weight Loss Years Ago — Get The Details

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Dec. 27 2016, Published 1:31 p.m. ET

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Carrie Fisher at the Attitude Magazine Awards

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Carrie Fisher, 60, of Star Wars fame suffered a near-fatal heart attack last week during a United flight from London to Los Angeles, and more details have been revealed about her medical emergency.

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The actress, who stunned in the 1977 film, was pressured to lose weight for the told, and that may have played a role in her crisis. She was told at the time to shed 35 pounds, which she did. "I did it the same way everybody has to — don't eat and exercise more! There is no other way to do it," Carrie later said during an interview with Good Housekeeping U.K.

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And a doctor told The Mirror that her drastic weight loss could've caused her heart attack. "When you go on a crash diet, it's not just fat you lose," the unnamed doctor said.

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"If the heart loses too much muscle, it can't pump properly, leading to an irregular heartbeat, which can result in a heart attack." According to reports, Carrie is currently in stable condition after her cardiac incident.

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Do you think her severe weight loss for the Star Wars role was a component in her heart attack? Let us know in the comments section.

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