Melissa Rivers: ‘Fingers Crossed’ In New Statement On Joan Rivers

Sun, August 31, 2014 5:45pm EST by 5 Comments
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Joan Rivers is still on life support following a medical emergency on Aug. 28, and in a new statement, daughter Melissa Rivers only reveal that everyone’s ‘fingers [are] crossed.’

Eighty-one year old comedian Joan Rivers‘ condition remains serious, though a source has revealed to the NY Daily News that daughter Melissa Rivers, 46, is “in denial” about the severity of her mother’s condition. The family is still “keeping [their] fingers crossed,” according to a new statement released to the Associated Press.

Joan Rivers: Family’s Fingers Are Crossed, Says Melissa Rivers In New Statement

The full statement unfortunately sheds very little light on Joan’s condition as of Aug. 31: “We are keeping our fingers crossed,” said Melissa.

Melissa flew to New York from Los Angeles as soon as Joan was rushed into emergency medical care after she stopped breathing during throat surgery. Joan was placed in an induced coma at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City in order to assess the damage and she has been on life support since.

Any life-and-death decisions won’t be made for a few days, as TMZ reported, and we can only hope that Joan will be able to recover during that time.

Melissa Rivers Initially Optimistic About Joan Rivers’ Condition

Melissa’s first statement on Aug. 28 was fairly positive; in it, she revealed that Joan’s condition was “stable”; on Aug. 29, however, she confessed that Joan’s condition was “serious.” After hearing on Aug. 31 only simply that the family has their fingers crossed is so sad.

The entertainment community has been sending their love and prayers to Joan in droves, and we sincerely hope that the legendary comedian will be able to pull through.

As ever, our best goes out to Joan, Melissa, and the rest of the family during this heartbreaking time.

– Amanda Mitchell

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Vickie Bond

Posted at 11:48 AM on September 1, 2014  

Melissa – Family & Friends – I love your mom! She’s a beautiful person inside & out. She brings smiles & belly laughs to so many many people. I am so sending good vibes your way & Miss Joan’s way. Surely to god she will make that turn & get on the mend. I cannot begin to imagine what a toll this is taking on you & poor Cooper. I am just a “normal” person – no celeb – but I so admire your mom & sending my thoughts & best wishes to all of you. Miss Joan is like me – a tough ole broad – & she will not let something like this get the better of her!!!!

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Patricia Van Alders

Posted at 10:32 PM on August 31, 2014  

Get well soon Ms Joan! We Love Joan & Melissa! Melissa is a wonderful daughter & best friend to her mother!

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Posted at 9:00 PM on August 31, 2014  

I sincerely look forward to when Joan is released from the hospital is 100% back to her old self and thanking everyone for there prayers and good wishes. Then making us all laugh!!

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Posted at 6:15 PM on August 31, 2014  

All need to be checked by a UCS DC chiropractor.

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