The latest news about Joan Rivers is promising, the 81 year old comedian is said to be "on the road to recovery..." according to close family friends.  As we had our Labor Day weekend, news broke that she was in a medically induced coma following complications from a throat surgery.  And today, close friends also said she was joking about the procedure days before.  As well, her show "Fashion Police", has cancelled this weeks taping leading into Fashion Week in NYC.

We hope for a speedy recovery Joan!  Click the pic for the latest update