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Joan Rivers in Medically-Induced Coma

Doctors are hopeful but worried. Her daughter Melissa is an “emotional wreck.”

Jewish comedienne Joan Rivers .

Jewish comedienne Joan Rivers .

Doctors are hopeful that they can bring Jewish comedienne Joan Rivers out of a medically-induced coma by Sunday after she suffered cardiac arrest during minor throat surgery in New York on Thursday.

Her condition has been upgraded from “critical” to stable, but it is not known if she suffered brain damage due to lack of oxygen before arriving at the hospital.

“Her family wants to thank everybody for their outpouring of love and support. We will provide an update on her condition as it becomes available,” according to spokesman for Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York.

Her daughter Melissa flew in from California with her son to be by her 81-year-old mother’s side and said she is an “emotional wreck.” Melissa stated, “My mother would be so touched by the tributes and prayers that we have received from around the world.”

Rivers was a pioneer in opening the field of comedy to women and first become widely-known with an appearance on the Tonight Show in the days of Johnny Carson.

She made headlines during the war with Hamas by her solid support for Israel and her disgust for Hamas, going so far as to say that civilians in Gaza “deserve to be dead” for allowing them to be exploited by terrorists.

“The dead? You deserve to be dead. You started it. Don’t you dare make me feel sad about that,” she said in one interview.

“Tell that to the people in Hiroshima. When you declare war, you declare war. They started it.”


About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.

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37 Responses to “Joan Rivers in Medically-Induced Coma”

  1. I have been saying prayers for Joan and her family since yesterday.May God heal her.Shalom.

  2. A defender of Israel – may God bless you…

  3. Faith Lauren says:

    Praying for your health Joan, Israel loves you.

  4. Minor throat surgery or more plastic surgery?????

  5. So very sorry for Melissa and her son, Cooper.
    Best wishes to Joan to bounce back.

  6. So very sorry for Melissa and her son, Cooper.
    Best wishes to Joan to bounce back.

  7. shabbat shalom, im praying for you joan.. and family…

  8. Been praying and hoping for healing ever since I heard about this. Wish there were more updates..but .. I can understand the need for privacy.

  9. God bless you, Joan. You’re a tough lady hang in there!

  10. Andrea Phelps says:

    thank you Joan for standing up and speaking out for ISRAEL! May you live healthily to 120 and May G-d bless you for good heart health! EVERYONE LOVES YOU SO MUCH! PLEASE GET WELL SOON!

  11. Good. However, what’s New? Unfortunately, it seems she is similar in makeup to her mother. I wish them well. Both of them.

  12. Andrea Okon says:


  13. Faith Lauren says:

    Who the hell cares?

  14. Another Groupie Page.

  15. Love you, Joan. Get up and mouth off soon!

  16. Continued prayers for this amazing lady! She is a strong lady and a fighter so she has that going for her. Maybe it is better she sleep through this.

  17. Continued prayers for this amazing lady! She is a strong lady and a fighter so she has that going for her. Maybe it is better she sleep through this.

  18. Jane Folkard says:

    Are you on drugs Saj?

  19. Jane Folkard says:

    Are you on drugs Saj?

  20. Kathy Kupfer says:

    We wish Joan a speedy and complete recovery.

  21. Kathy Kupfer says:

    We wish Joan a speedy and complete recovery.

  22. Wishing you to get well soon and prayers going your way!

  23. So sorry to hear this….in my prayers!

  24. Joan Sand says:

    Pls get better!!!!!

  25. 3 Terror attacks targeting Israeli bus stops and other targets in Israel. No reports on injuries. Are the terror attacks that have been thwarted and subdued over the last 8 years coming back to the Israeli public?

  26. Susy Lebed says:

    wooow !! that’s a shock for everyone I think , specially for her family……she seemed so well always

  27. Mrs. Joan Rivers my God and Savior protects you and bless you, get well soon !!

  28. Sybil Taylor says:

    refuah shlaymah
    g-d bless joan

  29. Scary!! Praying she heals and wakes up soon

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