Joan Rivers Is "Getting Better" After Being Brought Out of Medically-Induced Coma But It's Still a Slow Process

Joan Rivers has been in the hospital battling her way to recovery ever since Rivers stopped breathing during an in-patient throat procedure and was rushed to the hospital. With her family at her side and numerous celebrities and friends wishing her well, all the rest of us have really been able to do is wait. Rivers was put into a medically-induced coma to help with her recovery and she was brought out of it on Monday, which brought with it good news. According to E! News, Rivers is slowly recovering now that she's out of her coma.

E! News reports that a source close to the situation has said "it's a slow process, but she's on the road to recovery" and "she's getting better," both of which are more promising than the news we've heard about Rivers so far. Upon her arrival to the hospital, Rivers' condition was stated as stable but critical and she even had to be placed on life support. Rivers hosts E! Fashion Police, which has been put on hold until she recovers, and it's through E! that her family has releasing most of their updates on her condition, lending the source much more credibility.

Her daughter, Melissa Rivers, has done everything she can to keep people informed of Rivers' condition as it steadily improves. As soon as she arrived in New York with her son, Melissa released a statement thanking everyone for their support. She also released another statement on Sunday assuring us that Rivers was receiving the best care possible and to keep her in our prayers. The E! News source praises Melissa as "tough as nails" and holding everyone together during this tragedy.

Of course, Rivers still has a long way to go before she is well enough to be discharged from the hospital and her progress is noted to be slow and steady rather than promisingly quick, but it's clear that she's fighting to get well again and that makes all the difference in times like these. This latest report marks the first promising news that we've heard about Rivers' recovery since she was hospitalized and it's a hopeful indication that her condition might take a turn for the better.