Joan Rivers 'Moved Out of Intensive Care,' Remains Sedated, Says Daughter

Rivers has been in a New York City hospital since late last week.

ByMichael Rothman
September 03, 2014, 4:18 PM

— -- Joan Rivers has been moved out of intensive care at the New York hospital where she has been since late last week, her daughter Melissa Rivers said today.

"My mother has been moved out of intensive care and into a private room where she is being kept comfortable," Melissa Rivers said today via a statement to ABC News. "Thank youfor your continued support."

Read: Joan Rivers Will 'Remain on Life Support,' Says Daughter

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The comedic legend, 81, arrived at Mount Sinai Hospital on Thursday after an emergency call that she was in cardiac arrest. Rivers has been unconscious and sedated under close observation ever since.

On Tuesday, Melissa Rivers stated that her mother would "remain on life support."

Rivers' daughter and the rest of the family have been sending statements of appreciation for the past few days for all the support they've gotten from the "Fashion Police" star's fans.

"On behalf of my mother and our family, we are extremely grateful for all the love and support we've received," Melissa Rivers said in a separate statement.

She added that the family was "keeping our fingers crossed."

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