NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Joan Rivers remains in a New York City hospital Friday, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor’s office.
Rivers’ daughter Melissa Rivers said in a statement Friday that her mother’s condition “remains serious,” but she is receiving the “best treatment and care possible.”
“My mother would be so touched by the tributes and prayers that we have received from around the world,” the statement read. “We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts as we pray for her recovery.”
Rivers was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital Thursday morning after she went in for a procedure on her vocal cords at the Yorkville Endoscopy Clinic.
Sources told CBS 2 the 81-year-old comedian stopped breathing during the throat procedure and was in cardiac arrest when she was rushed from the clinic to Mount Sinai. She was revived by paramedics.