Joan Rivers in critical condition after outpatient surgery

Joan Rivers in critical condition after outpatient surgery

According to reports, Joan Rivers stopped breathing during an outpatient surgical procedure on her vocal chords.  She was immediately rushed to a NYC hospital.

From TMZ:

Joan Rivers was rushed to a hospital in New York City moments ago … after she stopped breathing during a surgery on her throat … TMZ has learned.

We’re told Rivers was undergoing the throat procedure in a clinic (specifically on her vocal chords) … when she stopped breathing during the surgery.

Sources say 81-year-old Rivers was rushed to Mount Sinai hospital in New York.

We’re told … at one point, Joan’s heart stopped beating.

It’s unclear if doctors were able to restart the comic’s heart.

UPDATE: AFP reports that Rivers’ condition is “stable.” Good news. Stay tuned.

Joan Rivers in critical condition after outpatient surgery
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