Joan Rivers Rushed to Hospital After She Stopped Breathing During Operation

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Legendary comedian Joan Rivers was reportedly rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital on Thursday after she went into respiratory arrest while undergoing surgery on her vocal chords. TMZ says the 81-year-old comic stopped breathing during the procedure at a clinic on the Upper East Side.

The NYPD told TMZ that Rivers is currently in critical condition.

Update, 12:45 p.m.: "Page Six" is reporting Rivers' condition has been upgraded from critical to stable. Her assistant, Graham Reed, told the Daily News, "She's not conscious, but she's stable."