Joan Rivers Update: Out Of The ICU, ‘Comfortable’

Melissa Rivers delivers brief statement.

Legendary comedian and actress Joan Rivers, 81, has been moved out of the intensive care unit and into a private room, according to her daughter, Melissa Rivers.

“My mother has been moved out of intensive care and into a private room where she is being kept comfortable,” Melissa Rivers said in a statement Wednesday. “Thank you for your continued support.”

The elder Rivers has been hospitalized since last Thursday (August 28), when she stopped breathing during a throat surgery in New York. She also suffered from cardiac arrest.

The entertainer and E! personality is at Mt. Sinai in New York City, where she is reportedly on life support and in a medically induced coma.

Yesterday, Melissa Rivers issued a similarly short yet optimistic statement.

“On behalf of my mother and our family, we are extremely grateful for all the love and support we’ve received,” she said. “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.