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Monday 23 October 2017

Joan Rivers moved out of intensive care unit

Comedian Joan Rivers (81) has been moved out of intensive care and is "being kept comfortable", her daughter has said in a statement.

The star was rushed to the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York in a critical condition last Thursday after having a heart attack in a doctor's office.

In a statement her daughter Melissa said: "My mother has been moved out of intensive care and into a private room where she is being kept comfortable. Thank you for your continued support."

Earlier in the week her daughter urged the public to pray for her mother's recovery.

She said: ''I want to thank everyone for the overwhelming love and support for my mother. She is resting comfortably and is with our family."

US news sites reported that Rivers was undergoing a throat procedure in a clinic when she became unwell.

Figures from the world of acting have taken to Twitter to pass on messages of best wishes.

Heroes star Zachary Quinto tweeted: "sending so much love and healing energy to @Joan_Rivers !!! no one is ready to go on without you lady!!!''

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