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Joan Rivers

On Life Support

But Family Still Hopeful

8/30/2014 12:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0828-joan-rivers-tmz-05Joan Rivers is on life support ... and sources close to the legendary comedian tell TMZ she is completely reliant on machines to stay alive.

According to our sources, the family will have to decide in the next couple of days whether to keep the 81-year-old on life support. We're told the family remains hopeful that if they do decide to turn off the machines, she will make a turn for the better and fight through it.

As TMZ first reported, Rivers was rushed to the hospital after she stopped breathing during throat surgery on Thursday.

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Tek    

Love her! Prayers for a full recovery and best wishes to her family. Joan Rivers is the best!

56 days ago
32.

Dee    

Prayers going out to her family

56 days ago
33.

Jacqui    

Guys, it's called a ventilator.

56 days ago
34.

Cinner    

I love her, she is crass and hilarious and also an ordained minister. She married a homosexual couple. She has my total respect.

56 days ago
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GothamGirl    

Wishing a speedy recovery. Always been a fan!

56 days ago
36.

Elle    

She has lived a long life. We should all be so lucky. My mom only lived to be 69.

56 days ago
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KTD    

Praying for you, Joan.

56 days ago
38.

Thizz √$    

pulling for ya Joan need your smart azz around keep um in check...

56 days ago
39.

DefenderofIsrael    

Does plastic decompose?

56 days ago
40.

sunnybarber    

I feel very sad for Melissa. She and her mom are extremely close and it's always heartbreaking when a daughter loses her mom. Her life will never be the same.

56 days ago
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Werktwerk    

Love her or hate her she is the Coolest 81 year old grama! I love her young spirit. She's raunchy but hilarious!! Love her!!! God bless

56 days ago
42.

DrTyrell    

And why would you turn it off? To hasten the money grab...that's why.

56 days ago
43.

Tek    

A little off topic, but what ever happened to Randy Travis? He went into a dark downward spiral after he split with Libby. She was always like his guardian angel. Bless her.

56 days ago
44.

Julie    

She wasn't a good person. I don't care what happens to her either way. You need respect others to receive it in return.

56 days ago
45.

Dover    

Addictions kill. Hers was with the scalpel.

56 days ago
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