Lisa Marie Presley, Elvis' daughter, hospitalized after apparent cardiac arrest, reports say
Lisa Marie Presley has been rushed to a Los Angeles hospital after being treated for suspected cardiac arrest, according to multiple reports.
Paramedics regained a pulse after giving CPR and administering epinephrine to Presley, the 54-year-old daughter of Elvis Presley, at the scene, according to TMZ, the first to report the news. She collapsed with breathing trouble in what was characterized as a cardiac episode to Los Angeles Times. People and Fox News confirm Presley was transported to a local hospital.
While not naming the subject in question, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Veronica Fantom confirmed to USA TODAY that deputies responded to an assistance request from fire department personnel "in the city of in Calabasas, for a female adult approximately 55 years old (who) was not breathing."
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USA TODAY has reached out to representatives for the Presley family and Elvis Presley Enterprises for confirmation and details. A representative for Lisa Marie had no comment when contacted by USA TODAY.
Presley, Elvis' only child, attended Tuesday's Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles, along with her mother, Priscilla. Both were on had to watch Austin Butler, who played her father in the 2022 Baz Luhrmann biopic "Elvis," win best actor in a drama.
Shortly before TMZ broke the news on Thursday, Priscilla Presley posted a photo of Butler on Instagram, praising his performance. The post made no mention of Lisa Marie's health concerns.
"My heartfelt congratulations to @austinbutler for the Golden Globe award for best actor. It was much deserved," Presley wrote. "He studied Elvis for 2 years and simply became him in his performance. I’m so proud of you, Austin. I only wish that the genius that Baz Luhrmann captured was also recognized."
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Presley was in attendance at Elvis' home Graceland in Memphis this past Sunday to help fans celebrate what would have been her father's 88th birthday.
“It’s been a while. I missed you," she told the gathered crowd. "I keep saying you’re the only people that can bring me out of my house. I’m not kidding."
Lisa Marie Presley grew up in the shadow of her father's fame until her parents' divorce in 1973. She seemed destined to lead a life in the public eye, thanks to both looks that mirrored those of her father as well as a notable singing voice to match.
She made pop culture waves in 1994 when she divorced musician Danny Keough, with whom she has two children, Riley and Benjamin, and married music superstar Michael Jackson. Less than two years later, they divorced. She was married to actor and Elvis aficionado Nicolas Cage from 2002 to 2004.
In 2006, she married guitarist Michael Lockwood; they officially divorced in 2021 and have twin daughters together, Finley and Harper, 11.
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Presley has grappled with drug addiction issues. In 2019, she detailed her dependence on opioids in a foreword to the book "The United States of Opioids: A Prescription for Liberating a Nation in Pain."
Noting that she felt "grateful to be alive," Presley said painkillers prescribed after the birth of her twins eventually led to a full-blown addiction.
"It's a difficult path to overcome this dependence, and to put my life back together," she wrote. "Even in recent years, I have seen too many people I loved struggle with addiction and die tragically from this epidemic. It is time for us to say goodbye to shame about addiction. We have to stop blaming and judging ourselves and the people around us. … That starts with sharing our stories."
Presley would be forced to confront a different kind of pain in 2020, when her son Benjamin, 27, died by suicide. This past fall, in honor of National Grief Awareness day, Presley wrote an essay for People about the pain her family has dealt with since the incident.
“My and my three daughters’ lives as we knew it were completely detonated and destroyed by his death. We live in this every. Single. Day,” she wrote. “Grief is something you will have to carry with you for the rest of your life, in spite of what certain people or our culture wants us to believe. You do not ‘get over it,’ you do not ‘move on,’ period.”
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