Joan Rivers is reportedly being taken out of her medically induced coma, but it's not all good news as there is still some concern as to what state the 81-year-old comedienne may be in when she wakes up, which should happen this Tuesday.
There are also reports now the family may be considering legal action.
A source close to the family told the Daily News, “Shock and upset is turning to anger, and they are looking for someone to blame."
“The night before, she was performing and now she is on life support,” the source continued. “An 81-year-old should not have that procedure as an outpatient. Very ill advised.”
Joan's longtime friend Jay Redack, who was with Joan the night before her procedure, said she was in good spirits as they enjoyed dinner after she performed.
“We talked about life, Melissa, boyfriends, tennis lessons, and talked about her act,” he said, adding that she did not seem afraid of her appointment the next day.
As for her current condition, another source told the Daily News, “The waking-up process has begun and will take until Tuesday. 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.”
Sources have claimed Joan would not want to live unless she could have a full life.
Speaking again of his friend, Jay said, “You know how polarizing she could be, but people don’t realize what a fantastic lady she is, the charities that she supports, without fanfare, without people knowing. She is a great person.”
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