"My mother would be so touched by the tributes and prayers that we have received from around the world,"
The comedy legend and "Fashion Police" host has been placed in a medically induced coma, according to New York Daily News sources and other reports; she'd stopped breathing during minor throat surgery Thursday morning and was admitted to Mt. Sinai Hospital.
The 81-year-old is stable but still in critical condition, E! News said.
Melissa Rivers, 46, and her son Cooper traveled immediately from L.A. to be with Joan. After arrival in New York, Melissa said her mom was "resting comfortably" and surrounded by family.
Joan Rivers' celebrity fashion-critique show, which is co-hosted by Kelly Osbourne, Giuliana Rancic and George Kotsiopoulos and airs on Friday nights, is on the E! Network.
Kathie Lee Gifford, Joy Behar, Patti Stanger,