Saturday, June 15, 2024

Joan Rivers: Daughter Melissa Says “She Remains on Life Support”


Joan Rivers‘ daughter Melissa has issued a statement this afternoon. “At this time she does remain on life support. I know my mother would be overwhelmed by the continued outpouring of kindness and I want to thank everyone for keeping us in their prayers.”

She added: “On behalf of my mother and our family, we are extremely grateful for all the love and support we’re received.”
Pictures in the NY Daily News suggest that things didn’t go well when they tried to remove the machines that are helping Joan breathe. Her assistant, Graham, is shown looking unencouraged.
Still, it’s a watch and wait period.

In the meantime, watch this classic video of Joan and Lucille Ball on the Tonight Show:

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