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Comedian Joan Rivers remains hospitalised after heart attack

Published:Friday | August 29, 2014 | 9:56 AM

NEW YORK (AP) —

Comedian Joan Rivers remained in a New York City hospital Friday, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.




Melissa Rivers said in a statement Thursday that her mother was resting comfortably.



She did not elaborate on the 81-year-old comedian's condition.



She offered thanks for an outpouring of "love and support" and asked for continuing thoughts and prayers.



The Mount Sinai Hospital said it had no updates Friday.



On Thursday, hospital spokesman Sid Dinsay confirmed that Rivers had been taken there in the morning.



New York City police officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to publicly name Rivers, said she was taken to the hospital just after 9:30 a.m. Thursday.



It was unclear why she was visiting the doctor's office.



The comedian with a half-century of show business under her belt has spawned a reputation for often-snarky red carpet fashion commentary.



A show she had scheduled Friday at the Count Basie Theatre in New Jersey, has been postponed.



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