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By Brian Anthony Hernandez2014-09-03 17:26:45 UTC

Joan Rivers‘ family received some potentially promising news Wednesday, as the 81-year-old comedian has left intensive care, her daughter Melissa Rivers said.

It’s still unclear whether Rivers suffered permanent brain damage after going into cardiac arrest during throat surgery on Aug. 28. As of Tuesday, she remained on life support, with doctors reportedly planning to take her out of her medically induced coma in order to assess her condition and any damage done from last week’s serious health scare.

“My mother has been moved out of intensive care and into a private room where she is being kept comfortable,” Melissa Rivers, 46, said in a statement Wednesday. “Thank you for your continued support.”

Mashable has reached out to Mount Sinai for details on Rivers’ condition.

Rivers was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City last Thursday after she stopped breathing during a endoscopic procedure on her throat at Yorkville Endoscopy.

In an episode of Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? last year, a doctor checked out Rivers’ cough and discovered a potential cancerous spot.

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