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.
"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.
.@Joan_Rivers Get well soon Joan - keep fighting!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 30, 2014
We have a gig in 2 weeks and I'm not doing it without you YOU'RE BEING RIDICULOUS @Joan_Rivers— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) August 31, 2014
Sending love, love and more love to Joan. @Joan_Rivers— Jane Lynch (@janemarielynch) September 1, 2014
Oh, Joanie. This isn't funny. Please wake up. I promise I'll be your piano player...for free again! Loving you and praying for @Joan_Rivers— Barry Manilow (@barrymanilow) September 1, 2014
Please, please, let #JoanRivers pull through...— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) August 31, 2014
It's Sunday morning and I am praying for a miracle for the great Joan Rivers. The world needs Joan. 🙏🙏— Andy Cohen (@Andy) August 31, 2014
We can't lose Joan. All love and healing wishes to Her Majesty Joan Rivers- being ripped a new one by you is an honor to be treasured.— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) August 31, 2014
Sending love to my pal, Joan Rivers.— Joy Behar (@JoyVBehar) August 29, 2014
I’m thinking about you, @Joan_Rivers, and sending lots of love your way.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) August 28, 2014
Praying for the great @Joan_Rivers one of the true loves of my life. 🙏— Kelly Ripa (@KellyRipa) August 28, 2014
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