Joan Rivers Hospitalized in Critical Condition After She Stopped Breathing During Surgery

Celebrity News Aug. 28, 2014 AT 11:45AM
UPDATED Aug. 28, 2014 AT 2:35PM
Joan Rivers oan Rivers was reportedly hospitalized on Aug. 28 after she stopped breathing during surgery in New York Credit: Cindy Ord/Getty Images

Joan Rivers was taken to a hospital on Thursday, Aug. 28, after experiencing complications during throat surgery at a New York City clinic, TMZ reports. 

UPDATE No. 3: Mount Sinai hospital rep Sid Dinsay tells Us Weekly in a statement: "This morning, Joan Rivers was taken to The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, where she is being attended to. Her family wants to thank everybody for their outpouring of love and support. We will provide an update on her condition as it becomes available."

UPDATE No. 2: E! News correspondent Ken Baker tweeted that Rivers is now stable. "Our own lovely living legend Joan Rivers is in stable condition at Mt Sinai hospital," he wrote just after 12:30 p.m. ET.

UPDATE No. 1: The NYPD told TMZ that Rivers is in critical condition.

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Per TMZ, the Fashion Police host, 81, stopped breathing while undergoing a procedure on her vocal cords. She was reportedly rushed to Mount Sinai hospital in Manhattan for further treatment.

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TMZ claims that a 911 call was placed just after 9:30 a.m. ET, during which the caller said they had somebody "in either cardiac or respiratory arrest."

This story is developing.

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