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Joan Rivers Rushed to the Hospital After She Stopped Breathing During a Procedure

Joan Rivers Rushed to the Hospital After She Stopped Breathing During a Procedure

UPDATE: Joan is in critical condition in the hospital. Her heart may have stopped beating and it’s unclear if her heart was restarted. A report says the 911 call had someone saying, “We have somebody in either cardiac or respiratory arrest.”

Joan Rivers was just rushed to Mount Sinai hospital in New York City after she stopped breathing during a procedure at a clinic, TMZ reports.

The 81-year-old Fashion Police correspondent was undergoing surgery on her throat, specifically on her vocal cords, when she stopped breathing in the clinic, and had to be rushed in an emergency to the hospital.

Sources say that her daughter Melissa Rivers is en route to the hospital. No other details are currently available.

We are sending our thoughts to Joan and hope she is doing okay.

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23 Responses to “Joan Rivers Rushed to the Hospital After She Stopped Breathing During a Procedure”

  1. 1
    Ava Says:

    *in-patient procedure* if it means plastic surgery then this woman is really stupid. She could have died.

  2. 2
    Cher Says:

    There r no words to describe how STUPID Joan Rivers is to get plastic surgery at her age!! NO WORDS!!!

  3. 3
    sos Says:

    Where does it say that she was having plastic surgery?? It says that she was having surgery on her throat.

  4. 4
    Kelsey Says:

    @Cher: If you actually read the story, it clearly says that the procedure was focused on her vocal chords, i.e. it was not plastic surgery. Most likely, she was having a procedure to remove or reduce vocal chord nodules or polyps which are incredibly difficult and impairing, especially if you’re in the entertainment industry. Don’t be so quick to judge, from what it sounds like, this was not plastic surgery.

  5. 5
    Vendetta Chronicles Says:

    Oh God! I hope Joan is able to pull through this. She’s so hilarious on Fashion Police and on Joan & Melissa. She’s an icon.

  6. 6
    Sylvia M Says:


    I’m rooting for you to get well, fast. Mellisa stay strong for Cooper.

    Best wishes,


  7. 7
    Bye, Felicia. Says:

    Palestinians all over the world are having a good last laugh right now. She’s an absolute POS. Won’t miss her.

  8. 8
    Anon Says:

    @Bye, Felicia.: you’re an absolute POS who no one would miss. *********

    As for Joan, she has to stop with all the surgeries. Even if this was for a medical reason, all the past surgeries are taxing on the body and she is no youngster.

  9. 9
    [~Fug Face Man!ston~] Says:

    I feel no type of way about this news. Vanity’s a bish.

  10. 10
    Lol Says:

    Good. I hope she dies.

  11. 11
    Well well well... Says:

    Now she’ll finally be able to answer for her sins. Guess we know who won’t be mourning her death–the Palestinians.

  12. 12
    sos Says:

    For all you haters – sorry. Her condition has been upgraded to stable. She’s a survivor, and will probably outlive you. Go hate on someone else.

  13. 13
    Bonny Bisset Says:

    Love you Joan Rivers. Don’t you dare get sick!! I need your beauty products from QVC Girly! Maybe you need to slow down the pace Joan, this is a wake-up call from God! I am praying for you, I know you will be just fine, but seriously Joan, ..slow the h–l down! Your family needs you.

  14. 14
    sos Says:

    For all you haters – sorry. Her condition has been upgraded to stable. She’s a survivor and will probably outlive you. Go hate on someone else.

  15. 15
    sos Says:

    @#14 – sorry for the double post.

  16. 16
    Spirit Says:

    If someone wishes death to others like she did few weeks ago, then Karma hits. Why she did not wish peace and love to those people?

  17. 17
    anne Says:

    @Kelsey: Thank you Kelsey for pointing out to people that this was not plastic surgery. People are so quick to criticize when they don’t know the story. I’m not a fan of Rivers (at all) but hope she recovers.

  18. 18
    denial Says:

    @sos: Oh yeah, how long before she craves another bad surgery? What goes around comes right back around.

  19. 19
    anne Says:

    @Lol: You should be ashamed of yourself.

  20. 20
    c Says:

    Get well soon Joan, favourite female comedian

  21. 21
    L Says:

    best wishes Joan love her on Fashion Police

  22. 22
    tomato Says:

    Praying and pleading you pull out of this Ms.Joan because we love you and want Melissa and grandson to still have you near.

    You look healthy and you always have so much energy…this was unexpected blow….please keep Melissa close if you go into surgery again.

    xxoo to you and your family.

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