Joan Rivers On Life Support in the Hospital & Family Reportedly At Her Side
Sad update on the current condition of comedian Joan Rivers, who has been in a Manhattan hospital since Thursday after complications due to throat surgery: According to the New York Daily News, Joan Rivers is on life support, and "family members [are standing] vigil" at the hospital. This comes soon after daughter Melissa, who rushed to NYC once the shocking news broke to be at her mother's side, released a statement saying that Rivers' condition was "serious."
"My mother would be so touched by the tributes and prayers that we have received from around the world. Her condition remains serious but she is receiving the best treatment and care possible. We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts as we pray for her recovery."
According to TMZ , Rivers is currently "completely reliant on machines to stay alive," but the family is remaining hopeful. They will reportedly make a decision within the next couple of days whether or not to turn off the machines, in hopes that Rivers' condition will turn around without life support.
Rivers, who is 81, was hospitalized after she stopped breathing during a routine throat surgery, and she was rushed to Mount Sinai hospital in NYC after she went into "cardiac or respiratory arrest." She was then put into a medically induced coma by doctors, and said to be in a stable condition as of yesterday.
We will continue with updates as the story develops.