Joan Rivers’ condition remains serious

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Comedian Joan Rivers remains in serious condition after apparently suffering cardiac arrest Thursday.

Rivers is “resting comfortably” at a New York hospital after she stopped breathing during a throat surgery.

A law enforcement official told CNN that Rivers stopped breathing during throat surgery. Rivers, 81, was taken by ambulance in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.

Her daughter, Melissa, issued a statement saying, “My mother would be so touched by the tributes and prayers that we have received from around the world. Her condition remains serious but she is receiving the best treatment and care possible.”

Rivers appeared at New York’s Laurie Beechman Theatre on Wednesday night.

She even joked about her own death saying, “Look, I’m 81.  I could just go over at any moment.  I could go over right here and you all would think it were part of the show.”

Rivers’ loyal fans have been sending her well wishes.

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