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Family: Joan Rivers on life support

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 30: SiriusXM's Unmasked Special With Joan Rivers at SiriusXM on June 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Sirius XM) By Robin Marchant / Stringer NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 30: SiriusXM's Unmasked Special With Joan Rivers at SiriusXM on June 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Sirius XM) By Robin Marchant / Stringer
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 06:  Joan Rivers attends the "The Realistic Joneses" opening night at The Lyceum Theater on April 6, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images) By Astrid Stawiarz NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 06: Joan Rivers attends the "The Realistic Joneses" opening night at The Lyceum Theater on April 6, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images) By Astrid Stawiarz
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 06:  Joan Rivers attends the "The Realistic Joneses" opening night at The Lyceum Theater on April 6, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images) By Astrid Stawiarz NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 06: Joan Rivers attends the "The Realistic Joneses" opening night at The Lyceum Theater on April 6, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images) By Astrid Stawiarz
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26:  Comedian Joan Rivers attends Global Green USA's 11th Annual Pre-Oscar party at Avalon on February 26, 2014 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for GLOBAL GREEN USA) By Alberto E. Rodriguez HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Comedian Joan Rivers attends Global Green USA's 11th Annual Pre-Oscar party at Avalon on February 26, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for GLOBAL GREEN USA) By Alberto E. Rodriguez

NEW YORK (AP) — Joan Rivers' family is confirming that the comedian is on life support after going into cardiac arrest last week during a procedure at a doctor's office.

Her daughter, Melissa Rivers, said in a statement Tuesday that her mother is on life support "at this time." Melissa said the family is extremely grateful for the public support.

Joan Rivers was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan last Thursday. The 81-year-old comic and red carpet commentator has maintained a busy career as host of "Fashion Police" on the E! network and co-star of the WEtv reality show, "Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?"

Melissa Rivers said Tuesday that she knows her mother would be overwhelmed by the continuing outpouring of kindness.

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