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‘Fingers crossed’: Joan Rivers remains on life support

Family and friends of Joan Rivers continue to hold a bedside vigil for the 81-year-old as she remains in serious condition in hospital
Melissa Rivers, Joan Rivers

The popular comedian was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital last week following complications during a minor elective throat procedure.

Joan stopped breathing during throat surgery at a Manhattan medical clinic and went into cardiac and respiratory arrest.

Her daughter Melissa Rivers released a statement saying that everyone is trying to stay positive.

“We are keeping our fingers crossed,” she told the Associated Press.

“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.”

The Fashion Police star was placed in a medically-induced coma on Thursday.

Her family and friends are now faced with a terrible waiting game as she remains on life support.

“She is resting comfortably and is with our family. We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers,” Melissa said.

Messages of support have been flooding in for the embattled star, with many celebrities taking to Twitter to voice their well wishes.

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