Joan Rivers’ daughter Melissa says the family remains hopeful despite reports that the comedienne is on life support.
In a statement issued to E! on Sunday, Melissa Rivers said: “Thank you for your continued love and support.
“We are keeping our fingers crossed.”
Joan Rivers, 81, was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital on August 28 in New York, after she stopped breathing during throat surgery at her doctor’s office. There, she was placed in a medically-induced coma.
Joan Rivers was placed in a medically-induced coma at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York (photo Getty Images)
The comedienne’s Fashion Police co-host Kelly Osbourne expressed her love for the ailing star by tweeting: “4 the first time in years I got down on my knees & prayed tonight! I encourage U 2 do the same 4 @Joan Rivers my grandma! #inconsolable.”
Guiliana Rancic also tweeted: “Praying for Joan Rivers and Mel Rivers.
“Even though Joan’s the strongest woman I know, every single prayer counts. I love you, Joan.”
Despite some of her recent controversial statements, Joan Rivers is loved by many fans who have been sending her well-wishes via social media.