Joan Rivers on life support, family says

Joan Rivers' family is confirming that the comedian is on life support after going into cardiac arrest last week during a procedure at a doctor's office.

Her daughter, Melissa Rivers, said in a statement Tuesday that her mother is on life support "at this time.'' Melissa said the family is extremely grateful for the public support.

Joan Rivers was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan last Thursday. The 81-year-old comic and red carpet commentator has maintained a busy career as host of "Fashion Police'' on the E! network and co-star of the WEtv reality show, "Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?''

Melissa Rivers said Tuesday that she knows her mother would be overwhelmed by the continuing outpouring of kindness.

Leave a comment:

· Subscribe to comments
Be the first to comment here. You DO NOT need to be a member to comment.

Share this article:

News Videos

Latest News

  • Remembering blues-rock legend Joe Cocker

    Joe Cocker, the raspy-voiced British singer known for his frenzied cover of "With a Little Help From My Friends,'' the teary ballad "You Are So Beautiful'' and a contorted performing style uncannily parodied by John Belushi on "Saturday Night Live,'' has died. He was 70. Read More
  • Magnotta jury deliberations to go into an eighth day

    The jury continues to wrestle with the fate of Luka Magnotta after completing seven days of deliberations without coming to a verdict. Read More