Conflicting reports suggest Natasha Richardson left brain-dead from skiing accident
Natasha Richardson has been flown to New York in a private jet amid conflicting reports she’s been left brain-dead from the skiing accident which saw her hospitalised in Canada earlier this week.
There is no official statement yet on the health of the actress, however, the New York Post says friends are claiming she is already ‘brain-dead’ and has been flown back to the US so she can die at home.
Other American websites, however, say while she is suffering from brain swelling and her condition is critical, it is not life threatening.
‘We know that she has had an accident but we really do not know any more details,’ the wife of Natasha’s uncle Corin Redgrave, Kika Markham, told reporters. ‘We are very concerned.’
A spokesperson for the resort where Natasha was skiing at the time of the accident reveals: ‘Ms Richardson was having a private lesson. She fell during the lesson. The ski instructor saw that. She called the ski patrol.
‘They checked her out completely. No signs of impact. No blood. She was fine. She was laughing and making jokes. She refused to go to see a doctor. She wanted to go to her room.
‘One hour later, she suffered from headaches. She felt she was not feeling well. She accepted to call the ambulance and go to the hospital.’
The daughter of acting legend Vanessa Redgrave, and sister of Joely Richardson, Natasha is married to actor Liam Neeson, who flew immediately from the set of his latest film, Chloe, to be by his wife’s side.
The couple have two children, Michael, 13, and Daniel Jack, 12.