Joan Rivers Hospitalized After She Stops Breathing During Surgery: Report

UPDATE: Joan is said to be in critical condition. At one point her heart stopped beating. Doctors have since placed her in a medically induced coma.

Joan Rivers was rushed to the hospital moments ago after she stopped breathing during surgery this morning.

According to TMZ, the Fashion Police host and often controversial comedian was undergoing throat surgery on her vocal chords at a New York clinic when she stopped breathing.

Sources say the 81-year-old was rushed to Mount Sinai hospital in NYC after police responded to an emergency call about a woman going into either “cardiac to respiratory arrest.” Officials say she is in critical condition.

Her daughter Melissa Rivers and son Cooper are currently en route to be by her side.

We’ll keep you updated as the story develops.

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