Comedian Joan Rivers' condition remains serious, says daughter
Published on Aug 30, 2014 2:53 AM
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Comedian Joan Rivers was in serious condition on Friday at a New York hospital a day after she was admitted suffering cardiac arrest when her breathing stopped during a vocal cord procedure, her family and hospital officials said.
“Her condition remains serious, but she is receiving the best treatment and care possible,” her daughter, Melissa, said in a statement released by Mt. Sinai Hospital where Rivers was rushed on Thursday.
“My mother would be so touched by the tributes and prayers that we have received from around the world,” Rivers said.
Rivers, 81, had gone to a New York clinic for a vocal cord procedure on Thursday. Without identifying the brash comedian specifically, the Fire Department of New York said a patient reported to be in cardiac arrest was taken to Mount Sinai from Yorkville Endoscopy by emergency workers at mid-morning.
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