Saturday, May 18, 2024

Joan Rivers Receives Outpouring of Love and Prayers


Joan Rivers is receiving an overwhelming amount of support, love, and prayers all over the internet. The New York Daily News reports that doctors at Mt. Sinai Hospital have put Joan into a induced coma after an outpatient procedure at a nearby clinic went wrong yesterday. Rivers stopped breathing and may have suffered cardiac arrest. Her daughter, Melissa, has flown in from Los Angeles.

One reason Joan must wake up is to see what’s going on. After all the jokes and the carrying on, it turns out she’s occupied a bigger part of our lives and hearts than anyone could have guessed. Who knew? Joan Rivers is an international institution.

At 81, she is a survivor and a real emblem of the American dream. There’s nothing harder to do than what she’s achieved– a woman in a man’s world who would not give up or shut up, who always speaks her mind. She’s not always right but her batting average is World Series level. When the news broke Thursday morning that she was in trouble, the reaction was palpable. But Joan is a fighter. And everyone is rooting for her.


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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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