Comedian Joan Rivers 'Being Kept Comfortable'
Joan Rivers has been moved from intensive care to a private hospital room, where she is "being kept comfortable", the comedian's family said.
Rivers' daughter, Melissa Rivers, did not provide further details on her mother's condition, but thanked the public for its continued support.
"My mother has been moved out of intensive care and into a private room where she is being kept comfortable," Melissa Rivers said in a statement.
The 81-year-old comedian was put on life support after going into cardiac arrest last week during a procedure at a doctor's office.
She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan last Thursday after her breathing stopped during a vocal cord operation.
Rivers is considered a pioneer for women in stand-up comedy. The Brooklyn native, who graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Barnard College, played the comedy club scene in New York in the 1960s.
In 1983, she earned one of the biggest jobs in the business when then-Tonight Show host Johnny Carson crowned her as his regular guest host.
But her subsequent, short-lived stint hosting a competing late night talk show on Fox network in 1986 led to a rift with Carson that lasted until his death in 2005.
She went on to host an Emmy Award-winning daytime show, The Joan Rivers Show, and more recently has found a niche on the awards show circuit, turning her biting wit on the fashion faux pas of Hollywood celebrities.
Rivers, known for her penchant for plastic surgery and with a reputation for being a ceaseless worker, has also starred alongside her daughter in the WE TV reality show Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?
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