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Joan Rivers’ family waits to see how the 81-year-old comedian will respond after doctors began pulling her out of a medically-induced coma on Aug. 31, according to a new report. The comedian was rushed to the hospital after she stopped breathingduring surgery and has reportedly been dependent on life support.

Doctors at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City began to lift Joan from her medically induced coma on Aug. 31, New York Daily News reports.

“The waking-up process has begun and will take until Tuesday,” a source told the outlet. “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.”

As expected, Melissa is very worried about her mother. learned EXCLUSIVELY that Melissa will make all decisions concerning her mother’s health. “It is a bit of hysteria right now and, to be expected, Melissa is freaking out,” our source said. “The long weekend is going to be very challenging and trying.”

Giuliana Rancic, Kelly Osbourne, Seth Rogen and more celebs continue to send their well wishes and good vibes to the ailing comedian. Our thoughts and prayers remain with Joan and her family during this difficult time. We’re all hoping Joan makes a full recovery.