(9/2/14) LATEST! Inside sources confirmed that doctors at Manhattan’s Mt. Sinai Hospital began taking Joan Rivers out of her medically-induced coma on Sunday, August 31st.

"The waking-up process has begun and will take until Tuesday," sources 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.”

(8/29/14) Joan Rivers remains in a medically-induced coma at Manhattan’s Mount Sinai Hospital after going into cardiac and respiratory arrest yesterday during throat surgery.

Her daughter Melissa, who arrived from California late Thursday night, says Rivers is “resting comfortably”.

Doctors expect to take Rivers out of her coma this weekend to assess any damage.

PREVIOUSLY: Beloved comic Joan Rivers was rushed to Manhattan’s Mt. Sinai hospital on Thursay, after she stopped breathing during surgery on her throat.

The hospital released a statement earlier today confirming that Rivers is a patient, while her assistant, Graham Reed was overheard saying that the legendary comedian is “not conscious, but stable”.

Her daughter, Melissa, is on route from Los Angeles, while a source inside the family said: “We are scared. This is not looking good. No big medical decisions will be made until Melissa arrives.”