Melissa Rivers has just released a new statement about the condition of her famous mother, Joan Rivers. In the statement, the comedy legend's daughter confirms that her 81-year-old mother, who has been in the hospital since Thursday, is indeed on life support at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC.

"On behalf of my mother and our family, we are extremely grateful for all the love and support we've received. At this time, she does remain on life support," Melissa said in the statement.

The 46-year-old added: "I know my mother would be overwhelmed by the continued outpouring of kindness, and I want to thank everyone for keeping us in their prayers."

The fiery Fashion Police host was having an outpatient surgery on her vocal cords on Thursday when she stopped breathing. Doctors placed the funny lady in a medically induced coma until Sunday, when they began the slow process of bringing her out of it.