Comedian Joan Rivers still on life support, says daughter Melissa

Comedian Joan Rivers arrives for the premiere of the documentary &quotJoan Rivers - A Piece Of Work" during the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah in this file photo taken Jan. 25, 2010.
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Comedian Joan Rivers arrives for the premiere of the documentary "Joan Rivers - A Piece Of Work" during the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah in this file photo taken Jan. 25, 2010.
Posted Sept. 02, 2014, at 2:13 p.m.

NEW YORK — Comedian Joan Rivers remained on life support on Tuesday after being hospitalized in serious condition due to cardiac arrest, her daughter Melissa said.

Rivers, 81, was hospitalized in New York last week after she stopped breathing during a vocal cord procedure at a Manhattan clinic.

“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,” Melissa Rivers said in a statement.

She added that her mother would be overwhelmed by the kindness people have shown, and thanked everyone for keeping her mother in their prayers.

Rivers, an actress and stand-up comedian known for her acerbic brand of humor, has been at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan since Thursday.

 

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