Joan Rivers is addicted to plastic surgery and that's probably the one thing she'll admit to herself first. The season premiere of her WE reality show saw her going under the knife again.
Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?, the reality series documenting Joan and her daughter Melissa, saw the famous comedienne deciding it was time for another surgical intervention, much to the shock of her family.
They rallied up for an intervention – in the case of plastic surgery addicts called “skintervention” - but they failed to make her see that she didn't need the procedure, especially when it put her life at risk.
As Rivers puts it, she's on television, so that means it's her job to look good.
As for the dying part, if it is to happen on the table, at least she will die peacefully, knowing that she looked her best.
A preview for the episode in question is below, embedded at the end of the article – and it perfectly sumps up Rivers' philosophy on life, old age and the ideal of perfection she's still striving to attain.
“My body is a temple, and my temple needs redecorating,” Joan tells her family and friends when they stage the “skintervention” to help her come to terms with the fact that she has a problem.
However, Rivers knows she has an issue with plastic surgery but, at the age of 79 and after a reported 734 interventions, she also knows it's too late to stop now.
“The whole thing with plastic surgery is you should know what you need. I'm on television. I need my face to look good,” she also said on the same episode.
“Good” is a relative concept.
Despite her efforts to fight back time and the money she invested in so many surgeries throughout the years, Joan is often included in the list of celebrities whose example should not be followed when considering surgical work anywhere on the body.