Joan Rivers Is ‘Resting Comfortably,’ Daughter Says

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Aug. 29 2014, Published 7:11 a.m. ET

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Joan Rivers’ daughter, Melissa Rivers, has given friends, fans and family an update on her mother’s condition. After rushing from California to New York to be by her mother’s side, Melissa released a statement via Mount Sinai rep Sid Dinsay.

"I want to thank everyone for the overwhelming love and support for my mother," the statement read. "She is resting comfortably and is with our family. We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers."

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As previously reported, Joan, 81, was rushed to Mount Sinai after experiencing complications during a routine throat procedure. According to reports, the comedienne stopped breathing during surgery.

Since checking into the hospital, the New York Daily News reported that the comic legend would remain in a medically induced coma until the weekend, when doctors would assess any damage.


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