Joan Rivers' Daughter Melissa Releases Statement About Fashion Police Host's Condition, Says She's "Resting Comfortably"

Celebrity News Aug. 28, 2014 AT 9:30PM
Joan Rivers attends an event on February 26, 2014 Joan Rivers' daughter, Melissa Rivers, released a statement about her mother's hospitalization on Aug. 28, saying the comic was "resting comfortably" Credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Joan Rivers' daughter, Melissa Rivers, has released an update about her mom's condition. After arriving in New York City to be by the comedienne's side on Thursday, Aug. 28, Melissa spoke out in a statement to Us Weekly via Mount Sinai Hospital rep Sid Dinsay. 

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"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 reported earlier on Thursday, comic legend Joan Rivers, 81, was hospitalized in critical condition after she experienced complications during throat surgery at a New York City clinic. Per TMZ, the Fashion Police host stopped breathing during the procedure and had to be rushed to Mount Sinai.

Around midday, E! News correspondent Ken Baker tweeted that she was "in stable condition." Hours later, a source told Us that she had been placed in a medically induced coma.

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One day before her health scare, Rivers performed at Laurie Beechman Theatre and dined at Amaranth Restaurant. "She seemed absolutely fine," a second source tells Us of the comedienne. "She was cracking jokes all night. She was in really good spirits."

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