So sad. Joan Rivers is on life support following her hospitalization on Aug. 28, according to a new report. Her family will undoubtedly have difficult decisions to make in the days to come.
Joan Rivers, 81, is now on life support to stay alive after she stopped breathing during throat surgery on Aug. 28, a new report claims. The family remains optimistic that she will pull through, but will have to decide soon if they will keep her on life support.
Joan Rivers On Life Support — Report
Joan’s condition has made her solely dependent on machines, TMZ reports. The 81-year-old was rushed to the hospital on Aug. 28 after she went into cardiac arrest during surgery. She was reportedly put in a medically induced coma, Daily Mail reports.
The comedienne is surrounded by her family, who will have to make a decision about her in the next couple of days, a source told the outlet. Her family believes that if they opt to turn off life support, she will continue to fight.
HollywoodLife.com previously reported that Melissa would be making any and all decisions concerning her mother’s health. As expected, we learned that Melissa is “freaking out” over the situation.”The long weekend is going to be very challenging and trying,” our source said. Melissa is very close to her mother. We can’t imagine how hard this must be.
Melissa released another statement on behalf of her mother to E! News on Aug. 29. “My mother would be so touched by the tributes and prayers that we have received from around the world,” she said in the statement. “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.”
Our thoughts remain with Joan and her family during this difficult time.
— Avery Thompson