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Joan Rivers remains in medically induced coma with family at her side

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NEW YORK (AP/PIX11) — Joan Rivers remains in serious condition after she went into cardiac arrest during a routine procedure on Thursday morning.

It was during a routine procedure on her vocal chords that Rivers went into cardiac arrest.

Paramedics rushed her to Mount Sinai Hospital.

On Friday afternoon, her daughter, Melissa Rivers, released a statement thanking fans for the global outpouring of support, while stressing her mom's condition remains grave.

“My mother would be so touched by the tributes and prayers that we have received from around the world. Her condition remains serious but she is receiving the best treatment and care possible. We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts as we pray for her recovery," Melissa Rivers said.

With Melissa by her side, Rivers is expected to be brought out of her medically induced coma sometime over the weekend.

The entertainer has logged a half-century in show business and is known for often-snarky red carpet commentary.

As of Saturday evening Mount Sinai has not released any new information regarding her condition.