(JTA) — Comic and talk show host Joan Rivers reportedly is on life support.
The family will have to decide whether to keep Rivers, 81, on life support in the coming days, the website TMZ reported over the weekend.
The “Fashion Police” host was undergoing throat surgery on Thursday at a clinic when she stopped breathing. Rivers was rushed to Manhattan’s Mount Sinai Hospital.
“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,” according to TMZ.
The New York Daily News reported Sunday that Rivers’ daughter, Melissa, is “in denial” over her mother’s condition.
Rivers, a standup comic and a reality star with a career launched in the 1950s, in recent weeks drew attention for her vigorous defenses of Israel during its war with Hamas in the Gaza Strip.