Things are still pretty touch-and-go with Joan Rivers, whose health has been in critical condition since she stopped breathing during a routine procedure last week. But the latest reports are that she’s being brought out of her medically-induced coma in a process that will take several days. Once Joan is fully awake, doctors will be able to assess what damage she has suffered – and everyone is keeping their fingers crossed.
From the New York Daily News:
“The waking-up process has begun and will take until Tuesday,” a source close to the family told the Daily News. “There is real concern that the part of the brain that controls motor skills may have been compromised, leaving her as either a vegetable or in a wheelchair.”
And that has the family considering a lawsuit.
“Shock and upset is turning to anger, and they are looking for someone to blame,” said a source close to the family, hinting at action against Yorkville Endoscopy, where Rivers had a routine throat procedure on Thursday.
“The night before, she was performing and now she is on life support,” the source continued. “An 81-year-old should not have that procedure as an outpatient. Very ill advised.”
It’s really a shame that this has happened, and crazy how quickly life can change – literally. Joan has apparently said that she would never want to be a burden on anyone and would only want to live if she could live an active and healthy life. I guess it remains to be seen what will happen here.
September 1, 2014 at 7:00 am by Jennifer
Yesterday, Joan Rivers was rushed to hospital after she stopped breathing during a surgery she was having on her vocal chords at a New York City clinic. She’s 81, so obviously procedures like this pose a greater danger, and it’s still unclear whether she’s going to be alright, though she is said to be in stable condition. At the moment, she’s apparently in a medically-induced coma and her daughter Melissa has rushed to her side.
“I want to thank everyone for the overwhelming love and support for my mother,” Melissa said in a statement. “She is resting comfortably and is with our family. We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers.”
It seems like she had a pretty close call here, as some reports have even said that her heart stopped beating momentarily! Hopefully she’s alright and pulls through this without any lasting damage having been done.
August 29, 2014 at 6:00 am by Jennifer
Joan Rivers is absolutely dreadful and a total asshole (sorry, no, she’s not funny) and makes a living off of offending people these days. It’s not cool, and clearly some people aren’t happy with the shit that comes out of her mouth – like, for instance, the fact that she used a transphobic slur when describing Michelle Obama this past week. So, during an interview on CNN, anchor Fredericka Whitfield called her out on it and told Joan that she and her Fashion Police co-stars are “very mean”.
That’s tame criticism, right? Not in Joan’s eyes! She got so pissed off, she retaliated and then walked out of the interview.
Joan does have a good point that like, a lot of the people she talks about are rich as hell and probably don’t care what Joan Rivers (who has had more plastic surgery procedures than there are surgeons to do them) has to say. And yes, we all talk shit about celebrities to our friends or family. However, I take issue with some of the more outlandishly hurtful shit she says. Some of it is outright disgusting and she tries to pass if off as humour, so I’m not with it. I do agree that anything can be funny, but it has to come from a good place, and she just seems more hateful than anything else.
July 6, 2014 at 10:00 am by Jennifer
Joan Rivers is so old and out of touch now that the only way she can stay relevant is by continuing to offend people under the guise of “comedy” – with the funniest part being that no one’s laughing. I’m all for dark humour, observational humour that can be offensive, etc, but Joan Rivers just talks shit that’s so outlandish, it can’t even be poorly disguised as a joke.
Her latest foray into the world of tastelessness (I know, I know – she’s the president there) was in saying that the two women who escaped from the Cleveland house they were abused and held captive in last year should “lighten up” because, you know, free rent and all that. LOL?
The women are pissed at Joan’s comments on the “Today” show this week … when she talked about her daughter’s guest room, saying “Those women in the basement in Cleveland had more space.”
The women — Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus — came out swinging, saying they were shocked and disappointed at the “hurtful” comment.
Joan tells us she WON’T apologize, telling them to lighten up, adding, “One of them has a book deal. Neither are in a psych ward. They’re ok. I bet you within 3 years one of them will be on Dancing with the Stars.”
And Joan says, plenty of comedians have done schtick about tragic events like Hitler’s terror and the sinking of the Titanic. Joan says, “The TV the guy gave them must not have had SNL.”
Jesus Christ. What a disgusting human being.
April 24, 2014 at 11:00 am by Jennifer
Everyone loves Jennifer Lawrence, right? She’s great! She’s zany and awkward and has no problem talking about her bowel movements on national television! Oh, and she’s a really great actress, too. But while the nation might be ready to make JLaw their new BFF (as they have been for a few years running, now), there’s one person who’s fighting the opposite corner: Joan Rivers.
Basically, in case you forgot this bullshit, Jennifer Lawrence once said that Rivers’ Fashion Police promotes the wrong values – something she’s been quite outspoken on basically her entire career. Rivers didn’t take too kindly to anyone slamming her nothing of a show and called JLaw “arrogant”, which was sorta the end of that… or so you would think!
Actually, Joan is talking about Jennifer AGAIN, saying it’s her NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION to get Jennifer Lawrence to “grow up”… and embrace snarking on other people’s outfits? I don’t really get her point, but here’s the quote:
“My New Year’s resolution is [ensuring] Jennifer Lawrence grows up and realizes how lucky she is and calms down.
“I love that she’s telling everyone how wrong it is to worry about retouching and body image, and meanwhile, she has been touched up more than a choir boy at the Vatican. Look at her posters. She doesn’t have a nose, she has two holes.
“She just has to learn, don’t talk if you’re doing it.”
Well, to be fair, Joan Rivers, Jennifer Lawrence isn’t a magazine editor and gets no say as to how and when she’s airbrushed or touched up on magazine shoots. Second of all, you’re basically telling her not to have any morals or standards in life and embrace fakeness, as you clearly have with your 9,000 plastic surgeries. Why don’t you “grow up” and embrace aging naturally?
I’m not saying Jennifer Lawrence is perfect or faultless or anything of the sort, but I feel like Joan needs to get a hobby. No one’s gonna join the JLaw hate train with you, lady… except maybe others who are just as bitter.
December 31, 2013 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
Joan Rivers has something to say about everything, even when her opinion is irrelevant and unasked for. That being said, none of us should be surprised that she felt the need to speak out in what I think was supposed to be defense of Alec Baldwin and his recent MSNBC firing over his use of homophobic slurs. I suppose Joan felt she should fight fire with fire, so when talking to TMZ, she went off on a rant that included using the words “nigger”, “chink” and “fairy”. Uh… WHAT?
I’ve always hated Joan Rivers and think she has zero idea of what’s supposed to be funny. “Shock” comedians don’t do anything for me – you’re not edgy or hilarious because you’re further marginalizing a group that’s already discriminated against. There is nothing appealing about that at all, nor is there anything appropriate about it. I know she’s an 80-year-old woman, but I sort of wish someone would walk by and bitch slap her right across the face. Not that violence is going to solve anything, I realise, but holy shit this makes my blood boil.