Daughter: Joan Rivers is in ‘serious condition
FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2012, file photo, Joan Rivers attends a screening of the Season 2 premiere of WE TV's "Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?" in New York. Two police officials say Rivers has been rushed in cardiac arrest from a doctors office to a New York City hospital, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)
Joan Rivers remained in serious condition in a New York City hospital yesterday, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor’s office.
Melissa Rivers said in a statement yesterday that her mother was “receiving the best treatment and care possible.” She also thanked Rivers’s fans and friends for their support.
“My mother would be so touched by the tributes and prayers that we have received from around the world,” Melissa Rivers said. “Her condition remains serious . . . We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts as we pray for her recovery.”
The Mount Sinai Hospital said it had no updates yesterday. On Thursday, hospital spokesman Sid Dinsay confirmed that Rivers had been taken there that morning.
New York City police officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to publicly name Rivers, said she was taken to the hospital just after 9:30 a.m. Thursday. It was unclear why she was visiting the doctor’s office.
The comedian with a half-century of show business under her belt has spawned a reputation for often-snarky red carpet fashion commentary.
A show she had scheduled yesterday at the Count Basie Theatre in New Jersey, has been postponed.