The daughter of famous comedian Joan Rivers, Melissa, recently opened up about the hard moments that followed the hospitalization of the famous star. About eight months after Joan’s death, Melissa claimed that she actually believes that her mom’s life could have been saved. The star made the revelation during an interview with Today show.
Joan Rivers died on September 8 due to complications that followed what should have been a very simple throat surgery. Now, Melissa claimed that she actually had a talk with her famous mom before she was set to undergo the medical procedure. “All she said was, ‘Ugh, I hate having to do this, getting old sucks,'” Melissa claimed. “In my opinion, it was 100 percent preventable,” she concluded.
Melissa also claimed that she was extremely upset when she heard the rumors linked to what happened in the medical facility. Joan Rivers’ daughter claimed that what she found to be most upsetting were actually the rumors about the already much debated selfie that circulated in the media. “There was a story circulating that during the procedure, the doctors were taking selfie of themselves with my mother – while they were working on my mom,” she explained.
The star also said that she never saw those pictures. However, she claimed to be convinced that something was very wrong when it comes to what happened to her mom and what occurred behind the closed door of her physician’s office. Given that she is so convinced that her mom’s death was caused by mistakes made by her doctors, Melissa filed a lawsuit against the clinic where Joan underwent the surgery.
The star claimed that she just wants to know exactly what happened and how was it possible for her mom to lose her life due to such a simple medical procedure, which she underwent several times before. Melissa is also trying to share her struggle and story with fans, as she is actually writing a biography about her mom, The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief, and Manipulation.