Joan Rivers Hospitalized: Melissa Rivers Releases New Statement on Her Mother's Condition, "Keeping Our Fingers Crossed"

Celebrity News Aug. 31, 2014 AT 4:35PM
Melissa and Joan Rivers Melissa Rivers released a new statement on mom Joan Rivers' condition, saying the family is "keeping our fingers crossed," on Sunday, Aug. 31. Credit: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images

The family and loved ones of Joan Rivers are stuck in the middle of a painful waiting game, hoping for the best for the beloved 81-year-old comedienne. 

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Rivers was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital on Thursday, Aug. 28, after suffering complications during a minor throat procedure. On Sunday, Aug. 31, her daughter Melissa Rivers released a statement saying, "We are keeping our fingers crossed."

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The Fashion Police star's daughter has been thankful for the well wishes, and said in a statement on Friday, "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."

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Joan was placed in a medically induced coma on Thursday, and in a statement released that same day Melissa said, "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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