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US comedienne Joan Rivers ‘on life support’

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American entertainer Joan Rivers is on life-support in a New York hospital after going into cardiac arrest during a medical procedure on Thursday, according to a TMZ report.

The 81-year-old comedienne was placed in a medically induced coma last week.

• Joan Rivers stable after cardiac arrest during surgery

Rivers was having throat surgery in New York when she stopped breathing and was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York in a critical condition.

Her daughter Melissa Rivers released a statement thanking everyone for their support.

“I want to thank everyone for the overwhelming love and support for my mother,” said the statement released through a Mount Sinai spokesperson.

“Her condition remains serious but she is receiving the best treatment and care possible.”

The Emmy-winning host of channel E! show Fashion Police has received well-wishes from famous friends like Ellen Degeneres on Twitter.