Melissa Rivers Releases Statement About Hospitalized Mom, Joan Rivers

Comedian Joan Rivers was put into a medically induced coma on Thursday night after complications from throat surgery, and now her daughter, Melissa Rivers, reports that the comic legend is "resting comfortably" and asks that "everyone keep her in your thoughts and prayers."

Joan Rivers was hospitalized in critical condition on Thursday after she stopped breathing during surgery on her vocal chords. She was put into a medically induced coma and has been cared for at Mount Sinai hospital in New York City. The comedian was put on life support on Saturday.

Melissa Rivers' statement came through Mount Sinai spokesperson Sid Dinsay:

"I want to thank everyone for the overwhelming love and support for my mother," the statement read. "She is resting comfortably and is with our family. We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

According to a report by the New York Daily News, sources have revealed that "Rivers would not want to live unless she could enjoy 'a full and active life....(She) would never want to be a burden on anyone.'"

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