Joan Rivers Still On Life Support

Melissa Rivers confirmed her mother remains on life support and thanked supporters for their thoughts and prayers. 

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Comedienne Joan Rivers remains on life support in a New York City hospital, her daughter, Melissa Rivers, said on her mother's Facebook page on Tuesday.

Rivers, 81, was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital on Thursday after going into cardiac arrest during a routine procedure at Yorkville Endoscopy on the Upper East Side. Melissa and Rivers' grandson Cooper flew to New York later that same day.

Earlier Tuesday there were various disputed reports that Rivers was being brought out of her medically induced coma in order to assess possible brain damage.

Meanwhile there have been conflicting accounts as to the severity of her condition. Just yesterday,source told the E! Network the comedy queen was "getting better."

"It's a slow process, but she's on the road to recovery..." a source close to the situation told E!. "Don't believe all this ridiculous speculation," the person added.

The New York Daily News reported that a taping of Rivers' show, Fashion Police which was supposed to coincide with New York Fashion Week has been cancelled.

Twitter continues to light up with support from fans of the legendary funny lady. 

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