Michael Skupin is ready to talk.
The ex-contestant said in a statement:
The 54-year-old explained that he's turning to religion following his arrest, adding:
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The world has lost a true comedy legend today!
Celebrities off all talents have flocked to Twitter to give beautiful tributes to the amazing woman that Joan was.
Which isn't a surprise since she was hilarious and brilliant.
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) September 4, 2014
we lost a great one in @Joan_Rivers - she was funny all the way to the end
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) September 4, 2014
Heaven just got a whole lot funnier. #RIPJoan
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) September 4, 2014
This was the Joan Rivers I knew. http://t.co/SF8vj2uQIF
— Perez Hilton (@PerezHilton) September 4, 2014
RIP Joan Rivers. A force of nature.
— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) September 4, 2014
.@Joan_Rivers was a dear & wonderful friend who I've known for 45yrs. Great guest, pal, comedian & mother. We will never see her likes again
— Larry King (@kingsthings) September 4, 2014
— Retta (@unfoRETTAble) September 4, 2014
Rest in peace, funny lady. We will miss you.
— catt sadler (@IAmCattSadler) September 4, 2014
@Joan_Rivers rest in funny peace !! You always created a funny space
— Henry Winkler (@hwinkler4real) September 4, 2014
We've lost a true legend today and an amazing woman - a pioneer. She opened up the arena for women in comedy….
— Sharon Osbourne (@MrsSOsbourne) September 4, 2014
NOOOOOOOO………. RIP Joan. You will be forever missed.
— Kelly Ripa (@KellyRipa) September 4, 2014
What a loss of a legend and amazing woman… Rest in peace @Joan_Rivers
— rachael ray (@rachaelray) September 4, 2014
My friend Joan Rivers has passed away once again to quote Billy Crystal… There are no words. Bon Voyage Joan 😢
— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) September 4, 2014
Oh, Joan. Thank you for being so kind to me & making me laugh until tears in those moments I got spend with you. Rest in peace. 😔
— Jordin Sparks (@JordinSparks) September 4, 2014
Heaven just got a little funnier. We will miss you, Joan. There will never be another one like you.
— Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) September 4, 2014
Thanks for the laughs @Joan_Rivers ! The last woman to bed me!
— Lance Bass (@LanceBass) September 4, 2014
Joan Rivers!!! Oh Noooo!!!
— Queen Latifah (@IAMQUEENLATIFAH) September 4, 2014
Sending love to @MelRivers and family. What a life and what a woman.
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) September 4, 2014
RIP the mighty Joan Rivers. Funny & fearless. Truly one of a kind.
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) September 4, 2014
RIP Joan. What a tough trailblazing lady. We've lost so much laughter this year.
— josh groban (@joshgroban) September 4, 2014
My heart is broken. Joan Rivers RIP. Gone way too soon. All my thoughts & prayers are with Melissa & her family.
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) September 4, 2014
RIP Joan Rivers. You made us laugh and happy.
— Kristin Chenoweth (@KChenoweth) September 4, 2014
Goodbye, Joan. You deserved a louder death. #RIPJoanRivers
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) September 4, 2014
— Sarah Hyland (@Sarah_Hyland) September 4, 2014
Saddened that Joan Rivers has passed. What a legacy she leaves. Praying for Melissa, Cooper & their family
— Candace Cameron Bure (@candacecbure) September 4, 2014
RIP, #JoanRivers…. What a spirited force, trailblazer and beacon for all things funny. Such a loss.
— Mandy Moore (@TheMandyMoore) September 4, 2014
Joan Rivers will always be a pioneer. She paved the way for a lot of comedians. I’m very sad she’s gone. pic.twitter.com/i1uE9fyHMh
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) September 4, 2014
— Sarah Michelle (@RealSMG) September 4, 2014
So funny and irrepressible. Rest in peace, Joan Rivers.
— bob saget (@bobsaget) September 4, 2014
Just heard the news on the radio about Joan Rivers thinking about @melrivers. Hope she takes comfort in knowing how many loved her mom.
— Gayle King (@GayleKing) September 4, 2014
She was trailblazing. Hysterical. Thoughtful. We’ll miss you immensely Joan.
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) September 4, 2014
I loved Joan Rivers. A trailblazing funny lady. Have fun up there. #RIPJoan
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) September 4, 2014
And in addition to being a trailblazer the great Joan always smelled good.Thanks for taking my challenge. I still owe you one. RIP x,sj
— Sarah Jessica Parker (@SJP) September 4, 2014
RIP Joan Rivers… You were one of the greatest… We will miss you making us laugh by always saying what we were afraid to…
— Jason Priestley (@Jason_Priestley) September 4, 2014
So sad,each time i met her always thought what a wonderful lady,gracious humble and funny. It's a huge loss.#RIP Joan Rivers.
— Lisa Vanderpump (@LisaVanderpump) September 4, 2014
Watching Joan Rivers do standup at age 81 was incredible: athletic, jaw-dropping, terrifying, essential. It never stopped. Neither will she.
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) September 4, 2014
Too much to say. A constant source of encouragement for me years before anyone else gave a damn. A full and fabulous life. Love you, Joan.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) September 4, 2014
— NeNe Leakes (@NeNeLeakes) September 4, 2014
Rest in peace Joan!! You will be missed! http://t.co/pAEJ0kwFAK
— Khloé (@khloekardashian) September 4, 2014
Rivers will keep them rollin. #RIPJoanRivers.
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) September 4, 2014
RIP Joan Rivers. Being publicly told that my dress is hideous will never feel quite as awesome. You will be truly missed.
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) September 4, 2014
— Naomi Campbell (@NaomiCampbell) September 4, 2014
RIP GODDESS: Hail Hail, a GENIUS has vacated this realm: Joan Rivers has died.
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) September 4, 2014
We'll miss our friend Joan Rivers. pic.twitter.com/XJoMW3WxYF
— Kathie Lee and Hoda (@klgandhoda) September 4, 2014
My love to @MelRivers. A brave daughter.
— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) September 4, 2014
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) September 4, 2014
What's the point of wearing all these dumb costumes if Joan's not here to rip them apart 😔 RIP Joan Rivers. You are a one of a one.
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) September 4, 2014
RIP Joan. I am heartbroken. http://t.co/lTFKwvwGeM
— Chris Hardwick (@nerdist) September 4, 2014
"I don't excercise. If God had wanted me to bend over, he would have put diamonds on the floor." #RIPJoanRivers
— Stephen Merchant (@StephenMerchant) September 4, 2014
RIP Joan Rivers. Fearless & amazing. Here's a clip from her great documentary where she DESTROYS a heckler: http://t.co/mO0u25Y6HN
— Aziz Ansari (@azizansari) September 4, 2014
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) September 4, 2014
The one time I met Joan Rivers she said to me: "I have no idea how you get laid in those outfits". Legend.
— alexa chung (@alexa_chung) September 4, 2014
The day I was ridiculed by Joan Rivers for the way I looked was the day I felt like i made it in hollywood. RIP
— Evan Rachel Wood (@evanrachelwood) September 4, 2014
The world lost another comedic icon today. Damn she was one funny lady. RIP @Joan_Rivers
— Carrot Top (@RealCarrotTop) September 4, 2014
RIP Joan Rivers, a pioneer, a hero to so many (regardless of gender), and a fearless artist who was funny, for us, for decades.
— Paul F. Tompkins (@PFTompkins) September 4, 2014
Rest In Peace to the amazing Joan Rivers. very very sad news pic.twitter.com/pU1KcbPnFP
— Kendall Jenner (@KendallJenner) September 4, 2014
Joan Rivers has died. What a sad ending to a brilliant and tragi-comic life; one of the bravest, and funniest of all.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) September 4, 2014
So sorry to hear the news about Joan Rivers. She was one of a kind. My heart goes out to Melissa and Cooper.
— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) September 4, 2014
Very sad to learn about Joan Rivers, a pioneer for women in comedy.
— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) September 4, 2014
Goodbye my friend Joan Rivers. You were a huge part of my professional life and you brightened up the horizon with your Chutzpah! Sad!
— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) September 4, 2014
RIP to the funniest, most hardworking lady in the biz. You will be missed @Joan_Rivers!
— Jenny McCarthy (@JennyMcCarthy) September 4, 2014
We'd fuss but love was there. Cant believe ur gone. Love to your family. You were iconic and trailblazing. RIP Joan pic.twitter.com/hV7fH03gfw
— Lindsay Lohan (@lindsaylohan) September 4, 2014
— Wendy Williams (@WendyWilliams) September 4, 2014
I'll miss my good friend & fellow Barnard grad Joan Rivers-Greatly admired her comedic genius. Pls remember her w/ me http://t.co/VILWl7ZGUE
— Martha Stewart (@MarthaStewart) September 4, 2014
Rest in peace, Joan. You were a real pioneer. Love to @MelRivers and her grandson & all her friends and family.
— Busy Philipps (@Busyphilipps25) September 4, 2014
RIP Joan Rivers… You made fun of my boobies just last week and it was an HONOR. Thanks for making so many people laugh here on Earth. 👸💗
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) September 4, 2014
I am so sorry at the passing of Joan Rivers. She was a friend. She inspired me. She made me laugh since I was a kid, and I loved her so much
— Cyndi Lauper (@cyndilauper) September 4, 2014
First Robin Williams and now Joan Rivers!! This is devastating. Rest in peace ❤️
— Cara Delevingne (@Caradelevingne) September 4, 2014
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) September 4, 2014
We lost one of the true originals today. Joan Rivers. A force. You will be missed. Love Hugh & Deb. @Deborra_lee
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) September 4, 2014
No matter how mean @Joan_Rivers pretended to be for the joke. We, in the audience, always saw her pure heart. Bye Joan my friend and hero
— Penn Jillette (@pennjillette) September 4, 2014
Rest in peace @Joan_Rivers the world will miss you.
— lisa rinna (@lisarinna) September 4, 2014
Incredibly heartbroken…we will miss you so much. Amazing Mother, Amazing Grandmother, Amazing… http://t.co/DRUIo7JpL5
— Kris Jenner (@KrisJenner) September 4, 2014
This Woman lived Life to thee fullest!!! You will be missed Always! :( pic.twitter.com/59190aNoz5
— ROBERT KARDASHIAN (@robkardashian) September 4, 2014
Goodbye pal. Thanks for everything.
— Louis C.K. (@louisck) August 12, 2014
Joan you were a fucking trailblazing assassin & I will love you forever & ever. Thank you.
— rob delaney (@robdelaney) September 4, 2014
— Big Sean (@BigSean) September 4, 2014
RIP I was lucky enough to meet Joan Rivers a few times she was hilarious, kind ,smart & really led the wAy for females in comedy #legend
— Brandi Glanville (@BrandiGlanville) September 4, 2014
Joan, I ❤️ you forever. You'll keep me laughing & inspired. Love to your family. Xox💋💋, your "Ranger" Xox💋💋 pic.twitter.com/UQyoAuIjWa
— Betsey Johnson (@xoBetseyJohnson) September 4, 2014
Nancy Reagan on the death of Joan Rivers: "Today our tears are those of sadness." pic.twitter.com/OmiNIbbmtE
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) September 4, 2014
So sad about @Joan_Rivers I only stayed up late as a kid when was guest hosting The Tonight Show
— HEATHER McDONALD (@HeatherMcDonald) September 4, 2014
Joan Rivers once asked to go through my underwear drawer. It was empty. She said she finally knew my talent. Top moment in life.
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) September 4, 2014
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