‘Fashion Police’ taping canceled as Joan Rivers is brought out of coma – New York Daily News

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Joan Rivers (center) with her ‘Fashion Police’ team for the 2014 Emmys (from left): Kelly Osbourne, Jessie J, Rene Russo and Giuliana Rancic. Taping for the E! News network show has been canceled, a source told Daily News on Monday.
Comedian Joan Rivers, 81, remains on a life-support machine and in critical condition. Daughter Melissa Rivers (right) has asked friends and fans to pray for her mom. ERIC THAYER /REUTERS
Comedian Joan Rivers, 81, remains on a life-support machine and in critical condition. Daughter Melissa Rivers (right) has asked friends and fans to pray for her mom.
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  • Comedienne Joan Rivers (L) and TV personality Melissa Rivers attend the Elie Tahari Fall/Winter 2011 collection show during New York Fashion Week in this file photo taken February 16, 2011. Acerbic comedian and fashion critic Joan Rivers was rushed to a New York hospital on August 28, 2014 after she stopped breathing during surgery on her vocal chords, reported NBC New York.  REUTERS/Eric Thayer/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: FASHION ENTERTAINMENT)

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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.

Coverage of Joan Rivers and her fight for survival is reported on the front page of the Daily News.New York Daily News Coverage of Joan Rivers and her fight for survival is reported on the front page of the Daily 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!”







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