Monday, March 16, 2009

Natasha Richardson Accident

Actress Natasha Richardson, daughter of actress Vanessa Redgrave and husband of actor Liam Neeson, has been injured in a tragic ski accident in Canada, according to several reports.

She is in critical condition at a Montreal hospital after being severely injured in the accident.

The British actress, a member of the Redgrave acting dynasty and the wife of Liam Neeson, reportedly suffered head trauma, although the extent of the damage is unknown.

Richardson, 45, was transferred to Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal at about 5 p.m. after initially being taken to entre Hospitalier Laurentien, which is close to the tony Mont Tremblant ski resort in Quebec, per People. The accident was first reported by the news site
A source initially told that Richardson's injury is critical:

Richardson, who was set to co-star with her mother, Vanessa Redgrave, in a Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim's "A Little Night Music," was apparently injured in a tragic ski accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury.It is not known whether Neeson is at his wife's side.

People magazine confirmed the unfortunate news:

Actress Natasha Richardson was hospitalized on Monday afternoon in Montréal after suffering a serious head injury, PEOPLE has confirmed.

The Tony-winning star, 45, was first brought to Centre Hospitalier Laurentien near Mont Tremblant, a famed ski area, following a skiing accident. At 5 p.m. she was transferred to Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal.

Neeson and Richardson, who have been married since 1994, have two sons, Micheál Richard Antonio, 13, and Daniel Jack, 12.