Wednesday night, just hours before she stopped breathing during a throat
procedure that forced doctors to put her in a medically-induced coma.
said Thursday night her mother was resting comfortably, according to the New
York Daily News. The 81-year-old TV star suffered cardiac and respiratory
arrest and was rushed to a New York hospital Thursday morning.
small, sold-out stand-up gig in Manhattan, during which she joked about her
goes, ‘I’m 81 — I could go at any moment,'” said Shade Rupe, 45, who
attended the Wednesday night show at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. “‘I
could fall over right here and you all could say, ‘I was there!'”
mother Joan Rivers looks on during arrivals at the 58th Annual Golden Globe
Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif, Jan. 21, 2001. (AP Photo/Kim Johnson)
Cedars-Sinai Hospital aren’t sure long Rivers went without oxygen, and are
still trying to assess any damage that was caused.
daughter and occasional reality show co-host was “an emotional wreck”
after flying cross-country Thursday.
on bringing the “Fashion Police” star out of the coma.
the overwhelming love and support for my mother,” Melissa Rivers said in a
statement, upon arriving in New York. “She is resting comfortably and is
with our family. We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts and