While Joan Rivers remains in Mount Sinai hospital in New York City, her loving daughter, Melissa Rivers, is making sure that her mother is ‘kept comfortable.’ A new report claims that the beloved comedienne is surrounded by flowers, and is listening to, ‘Oklahoma!’
Melissa Rivers, 46, released a statement on Sept. 3, saying that Joan Rivers has been moved out of the intensive care unit and into a private room. While it is unclear if the 81-year-old remains on life support, Joan’s longtime friend, and NY Post columnist, Cindy Adams, 84, revealed that the beloved comedienne is surrounded by the things she loves, including her dogs!
Joan Rivers Comatose Treatment
Joan was undergoing a minor operation on her vocal chords on Aug. 28, when she suddenly stopped breathing and had to be rushed to the hospital.
Cindy who calls Joan her “forever friend” gave an update in her column on Sept. 4, on how she is resting. “Her hospital room got decorated by Preston Bailey (who organized daughter Melissa’s 1998 Plaza Hotel wedding) with flowers, bows, plants.”
“Joan’s blanket? Dennis Basso‘s white faux mink. CDs play “Oklahoma!” Her perfectly manicured nails, deep purple, feature white designs. Toenails, green. Hairdresser and makeup people are dressing hair and making her up,” she said.
Cindy revealed, “Mount Sinai’s even allowing her dogs in for a moment to kiss Mommy.”
An emergency medicine doctor told the Daily News, “If she is off all life support and in a private room, and resting comfortably, it’s possible the family is waiting for nature to take its course.”
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, Melissa gave a statement on Sept. 3, saying, “My mother has been moved out of intensive care and into a private room where she is being kept comfortable.”
On Sept. 2, Melissa released another update saying that Joan was still on life support.
On behalf of my mother and our family, we are extremely grateful for all the love and support we’ve received. At this time, she does remain on life support. I know my mother would be overwhelmed by the continued outpouring of kindness, and I want to thank everyone for keeping us in their prayers.
Our thoughts go out to Joan, Melissa and the rest of her family during this difficult time.
— Caitlin Beck