Joan Rivers Allegedly Dependent on Life Support to Keep Her Alive

Joan Rivers Allegedly Dependent on Life Support to Keep her Alive

Joan Rivers remains on life support as of Saturday morning as her daughter Melissa and other family and friends continued to keep a progressively more foreboding watch by her bedside at a New York City hospital. Rivers, age 81, was at first put into a medically induced coma after she went into cardiac arrest on Thursday, but now medical reports are allegedly saying that she is basically dependent on the machines to keep her alive.

Several different sources have spoken to the media and they state that Rivers’ daughter, Melissa, is “in complete denial” over the medical condition of her mother. She still believes that everything is going to be alright. Melissa refuses to admit that there may be a world she has to live in where her mother does not exist. Other family members and close friends to Joan are starting to think that the possible outcome of this may not be what they are wanting to happen.

Regardless, there will be no final decisions made on the biting edge comedienne’s future for at least a couple of days, the media is reporting. Neither the hospital nor Melissa Rivers herself gave any kind of comment on Joan’s medical condition to the public on Saturday.

The sources also reportedly told the various news outlets that Rivers would never want to live unless she could go on enjoying a active and full life. Joan would never want to feel like she was a burden on any other person.

Joan’s grandson, who is age 13, and Melissa’s ex-husband, John Endicott, were seen leaving Mount Sinai Hospital early Saturday morning in a Lincoln SUV and returning to Melissa apartment on the East Side. That hospital is where Rivers was rushed to after she quit breathing during an otherwise predictable doctor’s visit to have a basic throat procedure performed.

It is unknown how long Rivers went without any oxygen so physicians put her into the coma within a few hours so they could attempt to determine the damage, and her daughter was anticipated to talk about various treatment options with the hospital medical staff. However somewhere along the way, it appeared that the talk show host’s medical condition took a turn for the worse, which brought on the decision to put Rivers on life-support.

Melissa Rivers and her son both flew from Los Angles to New York on Thursday after she apparently heard about what happened to her mother and her medical emergency. They were reportedly seen arriving at the hospital sometime Thursday afternoon or evening.

Even though Melissa has been thanking fans for all their prayers and support, she has had very little to say about the condition of her mother. For the first time since Rivers was placed in the hospital, Melissa did not make any sort of comments to the general public on Saturday.

One source added that as independent as she likes to think she is, Joan is the center of Melissa’s world. They even reside in the same New York apartment building and work as a pair on numerous different entertainment events such as the series Fashion Police. Rivers was born in Brooklyn and became a Hollywood pillar when she began starring on The Tonight Show.

By Kimberly Ruble


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19 Responses to "Joan Rivers Allegedly Dependent on Life Support to Keep Her Alive"

  1. Abu   September 4, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Sad or ironic that her last infamous quote was that Palestinians who don’t leave their homes deserve to be dead…

  2. Ro   September 4, 2014 at 5:00 am

    Wishing and praying for Joan and her family. God Bless Joan.

  3. Diane   September 3, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    I hope your strength pulls you back Joan! God bless!

  4. sarah   September 3, 2014 at 10:39 am

    i really hope she pulls through for her family

  5. sarah   September 3, 2014 at 10:38 am

    so sad

  6. randy hottest   September 2, 2014 at 7:31 am

    My prayers r with u joan

  7. Lisa Greenberg   September 2, 2014 at 4:24 am

    Melissa i pray for strength and LOVE for you and your family during this horrible private time. So many people ADORE your mother and are praying HARD FOR A COMPLETE AND FULL RECOVERY. E is not the ame without her. She could make the stone cold famous guards at Buckingham Palace laugh. What an incredible mom you have. Remember were ALL PRAYING FOR HER, YOU AND YOUR WHOLE FAMILY. Yours truly, Lisa Greenberg a huge admirer

  8. Jamie chung   September 2, 2014 at 1:46 am


  9. oscar soriano arze   September 1, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    Get well soon, Joan! We are waiting for you to recover and be back in our lives. We love you and pray for you. God bless you, darling.

  10. Cristina Combs   September 1, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Give Melissa a break she is not in denial, she is fighting shoulder to shoulder with her mother like a good daughter ought to. She is a warrior just as Joan is, and warriors do not give up. My prayers for both of them

    • Ilene Falley   September 2, 2014 at 7:04 am

      The Dr’s will tell her when its time. Until they do Melissa will have hope. Thats how it works. Its no fun, Hope can keep us sane.,

  11. Karen Gause   September 1, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    I know how difficult this must be on Melissa, her son and all that love Joan Rivers! She has always been so active and to be on life support (allegedly) has to be so hard to wrap their heads around the sudden change! My thoughts & prayers are with family & all that love her! I’m going to follow Kelly Osborne and get on my knees and say a prayer!!!

  12. Joe Bre   September 1, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Oh wow! Our Moms are our rocks. I get it.

  13. Kathy   September 1, 2014 at 10:13 am

    Joan, I love you and i will keep praying for you and your family. It is in God’s hands.

  14. Francesca   September 1, 2014 at 9:53 am

    Melissa, Do not let anyone push you into pulling the plug because of her age, Where there is life there is hope. We love your mom so much and we feel that she should have every chance to live. Call and speak to a specialist at N.Y.U. or the university of houston texas they have the very best doctors. My prayers and best wishes for her recovery. Francesca

  15. jenieve   August 31, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    God will help the family through all of this.

  16. ileneefalleyI-Harrell   August 31, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    I went through a similar situation last January. I wish I could give Melisa a big hug right now.

  17. isabella   August 31, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    I think support machine is silly. If brain is dead you are dead I reality I pray for her Angeles be with her <3

  18. geeegee   August 31, 2014 at 11:33 am

    as long as joan rivers is not brain dead there is no reason to be overly negative. my son was born dead and went without oxygen for ten minutes and is perfectly fine today. what this emphasizes for me is that one should never do any out patient surgical procedure. these procedures should always be done in hospital because then you have an instant trained support team to respond immediately. precious moments were lost in calling 9-11 and in transport by paramedics. it would have been a different outcome perhaps if this was done in hospital where an e.r. team could respond immediately. seconds count. if there is brain activity all i have to say is that the brain is very resilient. my thoughts go out to her loving daughter and grandson and many friends.


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