New Details on Natasha Richardson's Accident

As we told you earlier, actress Natasha Richardson suffered head injuries after a skiing accident yesterday.

It's being reported that at the time of the accident, Natasha, 45, was taking a skiing lesson with a private instruction. She was not wearing a helmet. As she neared the bottom of the hill, she fell. Her instructor immediately called the ski patrol.

After the accident, Natasha was in good spirits, and there were no external signs of injury. "She was laughing and joking and she walked to her room on her own," said a spokesperson for the ski resort.

However, an hour after the accident, Natasha started to complain of headaches. That is when she went to a hospital and was later transferred to the ICU at another hospital.

Around 1:40 pm ET today, it was reported that Natasha would be transported via a jet, though the jet's destination is unknown. Some are speculating it is headed to New York City.

At 2 pm ET, the hospital told TMZ that, contrary to earlier reports on Time Out New York (which first said Natasha had died -- they then retracted their statement and said she was brain dead), Natasha is not brain dead, but is suffering from brain swelling.

We will keep you updated.

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