Melissa Rivers says mom Joan Rivers is 'resting comfortably' in coma

By Gina DiFalco,

Joan Rivers’ daughter, Melissa Rivers, has released a statement regarding her mother’s medical scare on Thursday during throat surgery in New York.

As we previously reported, the Fashion Police star stopped breathing during surgery on her vocal chords in a clinic, then was rushed to the hospital and placed in a medically induced coma.

Her daughter Melissa has since released a statement, updating fans on her mom’s condition.

"I want to thank everyone for the overwhelming love and support for my mother," she said, Fox News reports. "She is resting comfortably and is with our family. We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers."

On Thursday, Mount Sinai hospital also released a statement on Rivers. “Her family wants to thank everybody for their outpouring of love and support.,” they said. “We will provide an update on her condition as it becomes available.”

Her condition is reported to be critical.

image via Roger Wong/INFphoto.com

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