Amid the outpouring of good wishes for Joan Rivers as she is brought out of a medically-induced coma, Sarah Silverman had a Tweet for her comic colleague:
“We have a gig in 2 weeks and I’m not going to do it without you. STOP BEING RIDICULOUS!”
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And another Tweet:
“Jesus Christ, Joan. You can’t be in the hospital. You have work to do. This is BULLSHIT”
Of course, one doesn’t need to be too familiar with the humor of Joan Rivers and Sarah Silverman to know that Rivers, if she were conscious, probably would love this. And family, friends and fans are praying that when she emerges from the coma, she will be lucid enough to appreciate this tweet, although there are concerns that the oxygen loss to Rivers’ brain during the stroke might leave her in a vegetative state.
The best case scenario might be that Rivers will return to her irreverent, outspoken self, although she might have to do sit-down rather than stand-up, because it is likely she will be wheelchair bound.
To hell with all that. We want nothing less than a full recovery for Joan Rivers.
The 81 year old comic legend was receiving surgery on her vocal chords when something went amiss and she started having a stroke during the procedure. She was put on life support and is gently being brought out of her coma.
Joan Rivers program, Fashion Police, has been suspended until Rivers’ condition is confirmed, but the hope is–perhaps remote—she will be back in full force decrying fashion travesties.