Joan Rivers Update From Daughter Melissa Reveals Comedian Is Out of Intensive Care — UPDATE
Update 2:44 p.m. EST: A "family source" told ET Online exclusively, "Preliminary tests appear to rule out brain dead. There seems to be some function."
Ever since Joan Rivers was rushed to the hospital on Thursday, Aug. 28, for complications after a throat procedure, Rivers' daughter Melissa Rivers has been providing frequent updates on her mother's condition. The most recent update, which Melissa released on Wednesday afternoon, let friends and fans know that Joan Rivers has left the intensive care unit, but is still on life support. Melissa's full statement reads:
My mother has been moved out of intensive care and into a private room where she is being kept comfortable. Thank you for your continued support.
Melissa also provided an update on Tuesday thanking fans and letting them know that Joan would surely appreciate all of the support she and her family have received:
On behalf of my mother and our family, we are extremely grateful for all the love and support we’ve received. At this time she does remain on life support…I know my mother would be overwhelmed by the continued outpouring of kindness and I want to thank everyone for keeping us in their prayers.
It was reported that Joan was put on life support Saturday, after a complication with a throat procedure which took place on Thursday. During the procedure, Joan's breathing stopped and she went into cardiac arrest. On Monday, Joan was brought out of a medically induced coma.
Melissa will no doubt continue with updates as they come in, and we will update as the story develops.