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Joan Rivers still unconscious in NYC hospital

Joan Rivers
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Even though reports claimed that comedic television star Joan Rivers was resting comfortably yesterday, on Friday evening a more serious report came out, according to ABC News late Friday. According to the latest report, Rivers has been unconscious since she was rushed to the hospital on Thursday morning. The initial reports said that the comedian stopped breathing at her doctor’s office during a vocal cord procedure. After the cardiac arrest and getting her breathing again, she was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.

Reportedly, Rivers’ doctors are intentionally keeping her sedated and she is being watched extremely closely at Mount Sinai where she remains. She will remain in this state until medical experts are more comfortable with Rivers’ current condition. In a written statement, Rivers’ daughter, Melissa Rivers, said that her mother remains in serious condition. She also wrote that her mother would be so touched by the tributes and prayers that the family has received from around the world. Staying positive, she stated that he mother’s condition remains serious but she is receiving the best treatment and care possible.

Daughter Melissa, also known for her television appearances with her famous mother, ended her statement by saying that the family asks that people continue to keep her mother in their thoughts as the family prays for her recovery. Melissa has been at the hospital since 8 p.m. on Thursday. At the hospital, she has been joined by her mother’s personal assistant as well as her publicist and representatives from the E! television network. Rivers’ television programs are aired on E!

Early Thursday morning, 81-year-old Rivers was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital after an emergency call was made regarding Rivers being in cardiac arrest at an Upper East Side clinic, according to Time Magazine. The clinic is named Yorkville Endoscopy. Rivers is known for her 5-decade long comedy career, television and books – including her latest book called “Diary of a Mad Diva” which she had been promoting prior to the medical mishap.