As 81-year-old Joan Rivers is in the hospital and reliant on life support, Melissa Rivers, 46, is ‘in denial’ about her mother’s condition, according to a new report.
Legendary comedian Joan Rivers has been in the hospital since Aug. 28 after she stopped breathing during throat surgery. Now on life support in an induced coma, daughter Melissa Rivers is “in denial” about the seriousness of Joan’s condition and is delaying any heartbreaking decisions she may soon have to make.
Melissa Rivers ‘In Denial’ Over Joan Rivers’ Condition: Putting Off Decisions
“[Melissa] still thinks everything is going to be OK. She is refusing to admit that a world might exist without her mother in it,” a source close to the family revealed to NY Daily News. “Others that are close to Joan are starting to realize that the outcome they want is very unlikely.”
Any life-and-death decisions won’t be made for a few days, as TMZ intially reported, but as HollywoodLife.com told you, Melissa will be the one to make them. In denial such as she reportedly is, it’s doubtful she’ll come to any potential decisions easily. So sad.
Joan Rivers ‘Is The Center’ Of Melissa Rivers’ Life
“As independent as she likes to think she is, Joan is the center of Melissa’s life,” said NYDN‘s source. “They even live in the same building in [New York] and work together on Fashion Police … It’s all heartbreaking.”
Melissa released a statement on Aug. 28 and Aug. 29 about her mother’s condition, but has been silent since.
Our hearts go out to Joan, Melissa and the rest of the family during this difficult time. We can only hope that Joan will pull through.
— Amanda Mitchell