Melissa Rivers Updates Fans on Joan Rivers’ Health Status

Joan Rivers

After complications during a routine surgery on her vocal cords, Fashion Police star Joan Rivers was rushed to New York City’s Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition. The famed television personality apparently stopped breathing during the routine procedure and was in need of immediate medical attention. She’s been in the hospital since this happened last Thursday, and she remains there in serious condition.

The hilarious television host was originally classified as someone in critical condition, but she has been upgraded to stable condition. She’s currently in a medically induced coma to help her recover. Her daughter, Melissa Rivers, has been by her side throughout her stay at the hospital. Over the weekend Melissa Rivers updated her mother’s fans and well-wishers on her mother’s condition.

“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,” said Melissa Rivers over the weekend.

The 81-year-old comedian was fine in the days leading up to her procedure, giving no indication to her fans or colleagues or family that her health was in question. Just the day before her surgery she was out and about promoting her new book and keeping her fans in stitches with her hilarious commentary and witty comebacks. What occurred to cause her to stop breathing during her vocal cord surgery remains a mystery, but it seems that the host and author is doing all right despite her current situation. The family has kept the media up-to-date regarding Rivers’ condition, which means that they could announce any change to her condition at anytime. In the meantime, fans are continuing to pray for their favorite Fashion Police star.

(Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images for LensCrafters)

Basketball Wives Big Brother Dancing With the Stars Keeping Up with the Kardashians Love and Hip Hop Hollywood Married to Medicine Million Dollar Listing Mob Wives Real Housewives Shahs of Sunset The Voice Top Chef Vanderpump Rules WAGS
Getting to Know the Cast of Going off the Menu
Getting to Know the Cast of Don’t Be Tardy
No Preview
Getting To Know the Cast of Below Deck
Celebrity Gossip Entertainment
Jordan Lloyd
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Jordan Lloyd
Catelynn Lowell
10 Things That You Didn’t Know About Catelynn Lowell
Winston Marshall
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Winston Marshall
Don King
Don King Net Worth
Jessica Alba
Five Under the Radar Celebrities With Huge Net Worths
brad pitt
Brad Pitt Net Worth
zayn malik
Zayn Malik Net Worth
Daisy Ridley Confirms Talks about Starring in Lara Croft Reboot
No Preview
10 Great Actors Who Appeared in Cheesy 80s Comedies
No Preview
10 Actors Who Cry All The Time In Movies
No Preview
Whatever Happened to All the Actors from the Movie Parenthood?
No Preview
The 10 Best Jon Stewart Daily Show Moments of All-Time
No Preview
Whatever Happened to The Cast of Beverly Hills 90210?
No Preview
Where Are They Now? The Cast of One Tree Hill
No Preview
10 Reasons Why Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Evans Will Never Make It