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Joan Rivers is on life support, daughter Melissa confirms

NEW YORK — Joan Rivers’s family is confirming that the comedian is on life support after going into cardiac arrest last week during a procedure at a doctor’s office.

Her daughter, Melissa Rivers, said in a statement Tuesday that her mother is on life support ‘‘at this time.’’ Melissa said the family is extremely grateful for the public support.

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Joan Rivers was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan last Thursday. The 81-year-old comedian has maintained a busy career as host of ‘‘Fashion Police’’ on the E! network and co-star of the WEtv reality show, ‘‘Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?’’

Melissa Rivers said Tuesday that she knows her mother would be overwhelmed by the continuing outpouring of kindness.

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