REPORT Joan Rivers is ‘getting better’ as doctors bring her out of medically induced coma

Joan Rivers Health Improving

There is finally good news to report about Joan Rivers’ health.

“It’s a slow process, but she’s on the road to recovery,” a source told E! News on Monday of the network’s Fashion Police host. “She’s getting better.”

According to The New York Daily News, doctors at Mount Sinai Hospital began lifting the 81-year-old out of her medically induced coma on Sunday.

“The waking-up process has begun and will take until Tuesday,” a source close to the family said. “There is real concern that the part of the brain that controls motor skills may have been compromised, leaving her as either a vegetable or in a wheelchair.”

However, the (more reputable) source warned E! News readers not to “believe all this ridiculous speculation” about Joan’s ultimate condition: “All these reports about doomsday are not true.”

The source also seemed to dismiss reports that the River family is already contemplating filing a lawsuit against Yorkville Endoscopy, where Joan was undergoing a throat procedure when she went into cardiac arrest last Thursday.

“[Melissa Rivers is] focused on one thing: Her mother’s health.”

For her part, Melissa released an optimistic statement on Sunday…

“We are keeping our fingers crossed,” said Melissa. “My mother would be so touched by the tributes and prayers that we have received from around the world. Her condition remains serious but she is receiving the best treatment and care possible. We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts as we pray for her recovery.”

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