Doctors are expected to assess the extent of damage to Joan Rivers’ brain Tuesday after bringing her out of a medically induced coma.
The 81-year-old legendary comedienne remained on a life-support machine and in serious condition Monday at Mount Sinai Hospital amid an outpouring of support and sympathy.
“Sending love, love and more love to Joan,” actress Jane Lynch tweeted Monday.
Rivers’ only child, Melissa Rivers, 46, has asked friends and fans of her mom to pray for a miracle.
Taping for Joan Rivers’ E! network show “Fashion Police” — scheduled to take place in New York this week in conjunction with Fashion Week — has been canceled, a source told the Daily News on Monday.
Doctors began bringing Rivers out of a medically induced coma on Sunday and expect to be able to gauge her brain function Tuesday, a source close to the family told The News.
Melissa Rivers and close friends of her mother continue to keep a vigil at her bedside, hoping for the best.
“We are keeping our fingers crossed,” Melissa Rivers said Sunday.
Joan Rivers was rushed to the Upper East Side hospital on Thursday morning after going into cardiac and respiratory arrest during an outpatient procedure on her vocal cords at the private Yorkville Endoscopy clinic.
The source said Rivers’ daughter and close friends fear the Emmy-winning funny lady’s motor skills have been severely compromised by the medical emergency, and that she will be left in a vegetative state “or in a wheelchair.”
Rivers’ family is considering suing the clinic for medical malpractice.
Rivers had performed a comedy show at a Times Square theater Wednesday night and was reportedly in good health when she went to the clinic for the procedure.
Meanwhile, fans and celebrities took to Twitter to spread the hope for Rivers.
Fellow comedienne Elayne Boosler tweeted: “All paws for (Joan Rivers) waking up today to a brand new day. Awaiting her continued wit & spirit.”
Singer Barry Manilow was also praying for Rivers’ recovery.
“This isn’t funny. Please wake up,” Manilow tweeted Monday. “Promise I’ll be your piano player again. For nothing again!”