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Joan Rivers remains ‘on life support,’ says daughter Melissa Rivers

Melissa Rivers has remained at her mom's bedside to stand vigil.Jeff Christensen/ASSOCIATED PRESS Melissa Rivers has remained at her mom’s bedside to stand vigil.

Comedian Joan Rivers, five days after a near-fatal heart and lung failure, remained on life support Tuesday as her daughter, Melissa, stood vigil at her mom’s bedside.

Melissa Rivers issued a three-sentence statement that shed little new light on the situation — including the medical options going forward as the “Fashion Police” host battles to stay alive.

Rivers went into cardiac and respiratory arrest during a doctor’s visit on Thursday, and medical machines have been keeping her alive since the weekend.

“On behalf of my mother and our family, we are extremely grateful for all the love and support we have received,” Melissa Rivers said.

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Rivers’ assistant Graham Reed was seen getting into a taxicab Tuesday morning.
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Rivers was hospitalized at Mount Sinai Hospital on Thursday.
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“At this time, she does remain on life support.

“I know my mother would be overwhelmed by the continued outpouring of kindness and I want to thank everyone for keeping us in their prayers.”

Rivers, 81, remained surrounded by family and friends in her room at Mount Sinai Hospital. Her grim-faced assistant, Graham Reed, left the hospital Tuesday morning without comment.

Several sources told the Daily News that if Rivers pulls through, she’s in for a rehab process that could take months or even years and would keep her out of the public eye.

A woman whose brother is hospitalized on the same floor as Joan Rivers said Melissa has gone out of her way to treat them nicely despite her own burden.

“It really affects her, what she’s going through,” said the woman, who declined to give her name. “She’s hurting, and yet she took the time to really care for us — and she doesn’t even know us.”

Joan Rivers (r.) with daughter Melissa Rivers, who has been by her mother’s side since she was hospitalized Thursday.Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images
Joan Rivers (r.) with daughter Melissa Rivers, who has been by her mother’s side since she was hospitalized Thursday.
Joan Rivers (l.) with daughter Melissa Rivers, who has been by her mother’s side since she was hospitalized Thursday. ERIC THAYER /REUTERS
Joan Rivers (l.) with daughter Melissa Rivers, who has been by her mother’s side since she was hospitalized Thursday.
  • NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: (L-R) Melissa Rivers and Joan Rivers attend the 2014 NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Upfronts at The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on May 15, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
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Doctors at Mount Sinai had initially placed Rivers into a medically induced coma as they began running tests on her.

The medical team hopes to get a read on any damage caused when Rivers stopped breathing last week at an Upper East Side clinic. Rivers was getting her throat checked out.

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