Joan Rivers Update: Daughter Melissa Asks for Prayers as Fellow Celebs Send Well Wishes

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Joan Rivers (Getty Images)
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With Joan Rivers in a medically induced coma in what daughter Melissa has characterized as a "serious" condition, fellow celebrities and fans alike are sending their best wishes to the red carpet queen.

Melissa, who has been keeping vigil at her ailing mom's side, released a new statement Friday to The Insider With Yahoo:

"Her condition remains serious but she is receiving the best treatment and care possible."

[Related:  Joan Rivers Stable After She Stops Breathing]

The comedy icon stopped breathing during what was supposed to be a minor throat procedure at a New York clinic. She was rushed to Mt. Sinai hospital in Manhattan in critical condition. Doctors placed her in a coma to stabilize her and plan to reevaluate her condition over the weekend, according to sources close to the family.

"My mother would be so touched by the tributes and prayers that we have received from around the world," Melissa added. "We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts as we pray for her recovery."

Joan and daughter Melissa (Getty Images)
Joan and daughter Melissa (Getty Images)



Melissa, who rushed from Los Angeles with son Cooper when she received news of her mother's emergency Thursday morning, previously told Yahoo that Joan "was resting comfortably and is with our family."

As Melissa noted, thoughts and prayers are pouring in, both via deliveries to the hospital and on social media.

As Rosie O'Donnell put it: "Hey, Joan, this show ain't over -- get well now!"