Rivers family: Joan on life support

Joan Rivers is currently on life support

Joan Rivers is currently on life support

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Joan Rivers' family have confirmed the comedian is on life support after going into cardiac arrest last week during a procedure at a doctor's office.

Her daughter, Melissa Rivers, said in a statement that her mother is on life support "at this time."

Melissa said the family is extremely grateful for the public support.

Joan Rivers was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan last Thursday (August 28). The 81-year-old comedian has maintained a busy career as host of Fashion Police on the E! network and co-star of the WEtv reality show, Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?

Melissa Rivers said that she knows her mother would be overwhelmed by the continuing outpouring of kindness.

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