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Family: Joan Rivers on life support

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  • Joan Rivers' family confirmed Tuesday that the comic is on life support after going into cardiac arrest last week during a procedure at a doctor's office.

      Joan Rivers' family confirmed Tuesday that the comic is on life support after going into cardiac arrest last week during a procedure at a doctor's office.
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NEW YORK -- Joan Rivers' family is confirming that the comedian is on life support after going into cardiac arrest last week during a procedure at a doctor's office.

Her daughter, Melissa Rivers, said in a statement Tuesday that her mother is on life support "at this time." Melissa said the family is extremely grateful for the public support.

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Joan Rivers was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan last Thursday. The 81-year-old comic and red carpet commentator has maintained a busy career as host of "Fashion Police" on the E! network and co-star of the WEtv reality show, "Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?"

Melissa Rivers said Tuesday that she knows her mother would be overwhelmed by the continuing outpouring of kindness.

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