As you have probably heard, comedienne Joan Rivers has been hospitalized after having throat surgery in Manhattan. She had to be rushed to Mt. Sinai hospital after she stopped breathing during what was said to be a routine surgery on her vocal cords. Since, she has been placed on life support and her condition is listed as serious.
Her daughter Melissa Rivers rushed to be by her mother’s side and has since released a statement. She said, “Her condition remains serious, but she is receiving the best treatment and care possible. My mother would be so touched by the tributes and prayers that we have received from around the world.”
The elder Rivers was said to be placed into a medically induced coma, of which doctors are taking every measure possible to bring her out of safely. A source close to the situation revealed, “The waking up process has begun and will take until Tuesday. There is real concern that the part of the brain that controls motor skills may have been compromised, leaving her as either a vegetable or in a wheelchair.”
Her daughter said on Sunday, “Thank you for your continued love and support. We are keeping our fingers crossed.”
A source close to the family revealed that they may even be looking to pursuing legal action against the establishment where Rivers was undergoing surgery. The source said, “Shock and upset is turning to anger, and they are looking for someone to blame. The night before, she was performing and now she is on life support. An 81-year-old should not have that procedure as an outpatient. Very ill advised.”
Leave your best wishes for the comedienne in the comments section below. We are all pulling for you, Joan and hopefully she will get through this unscathed. We, too, have our fingers crossed for a full recovery.