To say it's been a rough weekend for Joan Rivers and her family is an understatement. After days in the hospital, Rivers is still in serious condition at Mount Sinai hospital in New York. Her daughter Melissa Rivers issued a statement Sunday saying "We are keeping our fingers crossed."
Rivers was rushed to the hospital Friday from a medical clinic after she stopped breathing during a “a minor endoscopic procedure" on her vocal cord. Deadline reported Thursday that her condition was critical, and later that morning reports surfaced that she was stable. Saturday, though, it was reported that Rivers was on life support, and Melissa released the following statement:
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.
Rivers, who is 81, was also reported to be in a medically-induced coma Saturday "since going into cardiac arrest."
It's certainly been a flurry of updates and worry, but for now all that's left for the public to do is wait and obey the family's wishes.