Though her work is to offend people on their fashion sense, funny woman Joan Rivers impacted a lot of people’s lives and it’s obvious through the swarms of tweets sent out by those closest to her. Get better soon Joan!
Joan River’s E! colleagues and a host of famous well-wishers took to Twitter Saturday, sending prayers to the formidable comedian as she remained in a coma and on life support.
Giuliana Rancic and Kelly Osbourne, Rivers’ Fashion Police co-hosts, expressed their love and support for their stricken friend.
‘Praying for @Joan_Rivers and @MelRivers,’ Mrs Rancic wrote Saturday morning. ‘Even though Joan’s the strongest woman I know, every single prayer counts. I love you, Joan.’
A seemingly heartsick Ms Osbourne called her 81-year-old co-presenter her ‘grandma’ and added the hashtag ‘inconsolable.’
‘4 the first time in years I got down on my knees & prayed tonight! I encourage U 2 do the same,’ the TV fashionista tweeted at her 3.77million followers Friday night.
Charlie Sheen also joined the chorus of well-wishers on Twitter, writing: ‘Please come back to us young lady.’
Real estate mogul and fellow reality TV maven Donald Trump called Ms Rivers his ‘dear friend’ and an ‘amazing woman.’
Ms Rivers famously won season 2 of Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice in 2009.
Fellow funnywoman Sarah Silverman tweeted Friday: ‘Jesus Christ, Joan. You can’t be in the hospital – you have work to do! This is BULL****.’
Sources close to Rivers have said that the television host is reliant on machines to stay alive and that the family will have to decide in the next few days whether or not to turn the machines off.
It is hoped that the star, who was put into a medically induced coma after she went into cardiac and respiratory arrest during routine surgery on Thursday, will then bounce back and recover her full health.
Sources told TMZ that no decisions will be made on Rivers’ health for at least a couple of days.
The comic’s daughter, Melissa rushed to her mother’s side on Thursday after flying from LA to New York.
The star remained in a serious condition in a New York City hospital on Friday, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor’s office during a routine procedure.