Joan Rivers’ daughter, Melissa Rivers, is keeping ‘fingers crossed’

Joan Rivers in Los Angeles on July 10.
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As Joan Rivers remained hospitalized Sunday, her daughter, Melissa, thanked the public for the outpouring of good wishes surrounding the sharp-tongued comedy star’s health.

“Thank you for your continued love and support. We are keeping our fingers crossed,” Melissa Rivers said in a statement.

Joan Rivers, 81, was rushed to a hospital in New York on Thursday after having complications during an outpatient surgery and was in serious condition, her daughter said Friday.


A spokeswoman for Mount Sinai Hospital said she had no update on her condition midday Sunday.

Two of Rivers’ “Fashion Police” co-hosts have turned to Twitter in recent days to post prayers.

“4 the first time in years I got down on my knees & prayed tonight! I encourage U 2 do the same,” Kelly Osbourne, who has referred to Rivers as her honorary grandmother, posted late Friday.

Giuliana Rancic said Saturday that she was praying for Rivers and her daughter: “Even though Joan’s the strongest woman I know, every single prayer counts. I love you, Joan.”

“Please keep praying for Joan,” Rancic added Sunday morning.

Other celebrities have also been sharing their feelings about Rivers on Twitter.


“We can’t lose Joan,” said “Girls” star Lena Dunham. “All love and healing wishes to Her Majesty Joan Rivers- being ripped a new one by you is an honor to be treasured.”

“I really need Joan Rivers to be ok,” posted “This Is the End” star Seth Rogen.

“We have a gig in 2 weeks and I’m not doing it without you YOU’RE BEING RIDICULOUS,” comedian Sarah Silverman chided.

“My thoughts & prayers are with the great #JoanRivers & her family. Joan-we can’t wait to hear your jokes about this when you recover!” heiress and businesswoman Ivanka Trump tweeted.

“Got an email from @Joan_Rivers when I left @TheViewtv that said ‘Funny girls always work,’” television personality Sherri Shepherd reminisced. “Get up Funny Lady you got work to do!”

And pop singer Lance Bass posted a photo on Instagram of himself with Rivers. “Just getting back to civilization and gutted to find out about Joan Rivers,” he said in the caption. “My thoughts go out to Mellisa and the family right now.”

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