(NEW YORK) — Joan Rivers’ condition remains serious.
The comedian’s daughter, Melissa Rivers, released a statement Friday updating the status of her mother, who was hospitalized on Thursday after suffering cardiac arrest.
“My mother would be so touched by the tributes and prayers that we have received from around the world. Her condition remains serious but she is receiving the best treatment and care possible,” Melissa Rivers said in a statement released by Mount Sinai Hospital. “We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts as we pray for her recovery.”
On Thursday morning, Rivers, 81, was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City after an emergency call that she was in cardiac arrest at an Upper East Side clinic, Yorkville Endoscopy, sources said. TMZ reported that Rivers was undergoing a procedure on her vocal chords at the clinic.
“I want to thank everyone for the overwhelming love and support for my mother,” Melissa Rivers said in a statement released by Mount Sinai Hospital late Thursday night. “She is resting comfortably and is with our family. We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers.”
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