As if this past week hasn’t been depressing enough, TMZ says that 84-year-old Debbie Reynolds was rushed to the hospital this afternoon. Debbie, who has gone through entirely too much already, was taken away in an ambulance from her son Todd Fisher’s house in Beverly Hills at around 1pm. TMZ says they’ve been told that Debbie might have possibly suffered a stroke.
TMZ says Debbie’s current condition is listed as “fair to serious.” A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Fire Department spoke to People, and they didn’t say that they picked up Debbie Reynolds, but they did confirm they responded to a request for medical aid at 1:02pm and that they transported “one adult female patient” to the hospital.
To make this situation sadder, Debbie was reportedly at Todd’s house discussing funeral plans for her daughter, Carrie Fisher, when it happened. Sources tell TMZ that Debbie has been distraught since Carrie went into cardiac arrest on a plane on Friday.
I’m not a doctor, so there’s no way I can speculate about whether being heartbroken can trigger a stroke or not. But it sounds like the kind of thing the bad vibes of 2016 would cause. At the very least, I think instead of trying to figure out the relationship of sadness to strokes, I’ll just take William Shatner’s suggestion and use my mental energy in a more helpful way.
I heard about Debbie Reynolds. Let's pray that it's nothing serious.
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) December 28, 2016
UPDATE: This is tragedy wrapped in forty five hundred layers of terrible and sadness. Debbie Reynolds died today.