The family of 81-year-old legendary comedienne Joan Rivers’ “remain hopeful” despite reported concerns from doctors that her condition will not improve. As we previously reported, the famed ‘Fashion Police’ hostess was rushed to Mount Sinai hospital after going into cardiac arrest during a throat procedure. Shortly thereafter she was placed on life support.
Amidst growing rallied support from fellow celebrities and fans, her daughter, Melissa Rivers, took to the net to thank the masses for their encouragement:
“I want to thank everyone for the overwhelming love and support for my mother. She is resting comfortably and is with our family. We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers.”
Newly surfaced reports indicate, however, that the funnywoman’s care team is not as hopeful about recovery as Melissa is:
Via NY Daily News:
“[Melissa] is reportedly “in denial” over the seriousness of her mother’s condition.
‘She 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 Rivers family told the Daily News Saturday. ‘Others that are close to Joan are starting to realize that the outcome they want is very unlikely.’ “
Multiple sources indicate that the decision to continue or discontinue Joan’s life support will be made in the coming days. Our prayers are with her family.