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Update: Melissa Rivers Confirms That Joan Rivers Remains on Life Support

Joan and Melissa Rivers

Sep. 2 2014, Published 5:30 p.m. ET

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Melissa Rivers has confirmed in a statement that her mother Joan Rivers remains on life support after a complication in her vocal chord surgery.

"On behalf of my mother and our family, we are extremely grateful for all the love and support we've received. At this time she does remain on life support,” Melissa Rivers reportedly voiced in a statement. "I know my mother would be overwhelmed by the continued outpouring of kindness and I want to thank everyone for keeping us in their prayers."

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The star was undergoing a vocal chord surgery at an outpatient facility on the Upper East Side of Manhattan when she reportedly stopped breathing and has since been in a medically-induced coma at Mt. Sinai hospital.

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Reports have been circulating that Joan's family may be suing the facility for medical malpractice.

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