A plane carrying Hugh Hefner's former girlfriend Karissa Shannon was almost forced to make an emergency landing after she experienced a mid-air health scare — only hours after she sat down for a 10-hour interview with A&E about the late Playboy founder.
Sources close to The Shannon Twins, Karissa and her sister Kristina were traveling from Los Angeles back to their country home in Michigan.
Hef's former girlfriends — who moved into the mansion in 2008 at the age of 18 — had flown out to California to sit down and talk about their experience at the Playboy mansion.
We're told the interview was "grueling" and the Shannon Twins did not hold back anything. The chat was extremely emotional as it brought up a ton of horrific past memories of their 3 years with Hef.
We're told the doctor on-set of the A&E interview told The Shannon Twins that they would likely experience an "emotional hangover" after the chat.
Sources tell us that is exactly what happened when The Shannon Twins were flying home on Thursday. While mid-air, Karissa had an anxiety/panic attack. Luckily, there were two doctors on board that were able to help out.
Radar has obtained exclusive videos of the scary situation showing the doctors attempting to help Karissa while she breathes in oxygen. In another clip, the Playmate is seen with blankets over her with a medical machine connected to her finger.
The doctor on board told Karissa she was experiencing an extreme panic attack that could feel like a heart attack — that he said was brought on by trauma and stress.
We're told the plane almost had to make an emergency landing due to the aircraft not having the proper medical equipment. The doctor who helped the twins has been in contact in the hours after the incident. We're told he plans on writing the airline to complain about their lack of basic medical tools.
Karissa is now back home and will be resting for the next couple of days.
Back in December, The Shannon Twins spoke to Radar in an exclusive interview about their time at the mansion. They described being forced to follow strict rules.
Karissa and Kristina told us they moved into the mansion in 2008 but were naive about the situation. “We came from a poor Italian family, so we did what we had to do. Our grandmother adopted us when our biological mother abandoned us and took off. School wasn’t an option.”
“Hef made a lot of promises. We didn’t know any better,” they explained.