Joan Rivers Placed in Medically Induced Coma: Report
Joan Rivers has been placed in a medically induced coma following the cardiac and respiratory arrest she suffered while in surgery.
According to New York Daily News, doctors plan to bring the Fashion Police host out of the coma this weekend to evaluate any damage done when the 81-year-old's heart stopped beating when a doctor was checking on chronic problem with her vocal cords.
“They don’t know how long she was starved of oxygen,” a source tells the publication.
Rivers was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City Thursday morning after police responded to an emergency call about a woman going into either "cardiac to respiratory arrest." Officials at the time placed her in critical condition.
"Her family wants to thank everybody for their outpouring of love and support,” said hospital spokesman Sid Dinsay. “We will provide an update on her condition as it becomes available."
Another source also tells New York Daily News that things are "not looking good" and0 "no big medical decisions will be made" until the comedienne's family arrives. Rivers' children, Melissa and Cooper, have since flew to New York City to be by their mother's side.