Joan Rivers is currently in a medically induced coma after she stopped breathing and went into cardiac arrest while undergoing a throat surgery at a New York City clinic. While many reports said Joan was “in stable condition”, today it has emerged that she has been placed in a medically induced coma.
Now CNN reveals that on Wednesday, a day before the cardiac arrest, the 81 year old comedienne had joked about death.
She had performed at Laurie Beechman Theater and a source, who was in the audience for the show, said Joan joked about death, teasing:
‘You know I’m 81 years old, and I could drop dead at any moment and you would be so lucky because you will have a story to tell your friends for the rest of your life.
The source added;
“There was no sign (Wednesday) night that she was declining. Her show was over an hour long and she never stumbled or even paused to catch her breath. She even mimicked people talking about what it was like to see her drop dead on stage."
Joan Rivers’ daughter, Melissa Rivers, has issued a statement, saying;
“I want to thank everyone for the overwhelming love and support for my mother. She is resting comfortably and is with our family. We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers.”
Rivers had been scheduled to perform her comedy act at the Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, New Jersey, Friday night. But right now, prayers are going up to heaven that she makes it through this.