Although Joan Rivers is now resting comfortably, her only daughter, Melissa, potentially faces a tough decision ahead.
According to the New York Daily News, the 46-year-old may soon have to choose if and when to take her mother off life support as the Fashion Police host is said to be completely dependent upon machines.
The 81-year-old legendary comedian has been hospitalized since last Thursday when she stopped breathing while having a routine throat surgery at a New York City clinic.
"My mother has been moved out of intensive care and into a private room where she is being kept comfortable," Melissa said in a statement on Wednesday. "Thank you for your continued support."
Of course, she is being "kept comfortable" in true Joan fashion.
Her close friend, longtime gossip columnist Cindy Adams, told the newspaper that Rivers was upgraded to a larger private suite that was "decorated by celebrity wedding planner Preston Bailey with flowers, bows, plants." Joan — who is apparently in full hair and makeup — also has a white faux mink blanket with her and the Oklahoma! soundtrack on CD in the room.
Conflicting reports were spreading this week about Joan's condition after she was placed in a medically induced coma. Melissa clarified the speculation in a statement on Tuesday: "On behalf of my mother and our family, we are extremely grateful for all the love and support we've received. At this time she does remain on life support."
The New York Health Department is investigating circumstances at the clinic, Yorkville Endoscopy, where Rivers went into cardiac arrest. Spokesman James O'Hare said on Thursday that the department is looking into "the whole matter," but declined to discuss specifics.
E! Entertainment, the home of Rivers's weekly show Fashion Police, also released a statement that the show will go on hiatus for two weeks.
"We will not be producing a Fashion Police this week or next as we await Joan and Melissa's return in front and behind the camera," the network said. "E! will be airing two E! From Fashion Week specials that will deliver the latest news and information from the highly anticipated event."