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Natasha Richardson Flown to New Hospital

3/17/2009 2:18 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Natasha RichardsonUPDATE 2:00 PM ET -- The hospital tells TMZ Richardson is sedated and suffering from brain swelling -- but, contrary to some reports, is not brain dead. We can't confirm the accuracy of the hospital's statements, or the other reports circulating the web -- fact is, right now we just don't know.

UPDATE: 1:37 PM ET -- We're told Richardson's jet was scheduled to take off from Montreal-Trudeau Airport. A rep for the airport said the jet is either still there or has just taken off.

We're told Natasha Richardson has been transported from the hospital in Canada via ambulance. CTV says she boarded a private jet -- we do not know where the jet has gone, but we believe it's New York City.

Richardson was accompanied by a medic team for the flight.

Story developing ...

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RobertBee    

Yet again Perez Hilton uses his 'sources' and reports that she has died, then updates from the same source saying she is brain dead. Perez Hilton is an idiot, a miserable and lonely moron and irresponsible beyond belief. Shame on Perez for hurting her family and friends like this. Thanks to TMZ for staying on top of the REAL story.

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Dan    

Montreal's biggest English language newspaper montrealgazette . com reports that she is brain dead

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Kay    

I just read that she is brain-dead and not expected to survive.

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stickytaffy    

perez should just shut up, wait for reps to make a statement

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J    

just an opinion but, i have a hard time believing the hospital would release confidential patient information ( Um, HIPAA anyone?) about ones condition so willingly. I just want a straight answer either way on what her condition is.

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Michael Madsen    

If I were having sex with Fergie - I'd definetly make a withdrawal

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Tj    

Why does anyone listen to what Perez Hilton has to say? It doesn't take a rocket scientist to tell all he does is steal stories from other sites. He never has "the scoop" anymore. His website sucks now. He is out partying too much (or something) and it shows in his blog. "I Don't Like You In That Way" was the first site to report this story. Then DListed.

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Michelle    

Can't believe someone like Perez would report she's dead, and then doesn't take any responsibility for the false report. I'll stick with TMZ which usually gets it right!

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xcalibur    

PEREZ HILTON IS AN IDIOT. HE VERIFIES BY COPYING AND READING OTHER SOURCES. LMAO. HE DOESNT HAVE HIS OWN STAFF. GAY IDIOT.

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Sarah    

Maybe they haven't got the resources to care for her at this hospital and want to take her somewhere where she has a fighting chance. Brain swelling isn't the same as brain dead.

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Emily    

It's actually not uncommon to transfer a person with a brain injury to another trauma centre hospital, even between two large cities, usually for a second opinion. It's definitely premature to claim she's dead or brain dead without confirmation from the family (and shame on perez hilton for doing so), but I wouldn't dismiss those possibilities outright. At any rate, she seems to have suffered a catastrophic injury. My heart goes out to her and her family.

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Joy    

the montreal gazette is reporting that natasha richardson is brain dead...

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Stephanie    

Thanks TMZ for actually checking with the hospital and other credible sources before reporting. Your credibility keeps rising and Perez's is plummeting! Esp after this story! Thanks again

And my thoughts and prayers continue to be with Natasha and her family! I pray she makes it through this!!

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Rhonda    

I am not a doctor but "brain swelling" may not be an injury but a severe case of altitude sickness. I don't know how high Tremblant is but people get altitude sickness at ski resorts. Look up the symptoms of HAPE (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema) and HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema). I really hope this is the case.

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xcalibur    

CMON DUDE IT AINT MOUNT EVEREST. IT'S A KIDDIE SLOPE, BEGINNERS TRAIL. SHE COULD HAVE A PRE-EXISTING ISSUE THAT HAS COME TO LIGHT NOW FROM A FEW KNOCKS TO THE HEAD. LOL.

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