Joan Rivers In Critical Condition at a New York Hospital

Legendary comedienne rushed to hospital after she stopped breathing and went into cardiac arrest during surgery.
2:22 | 08/28/14

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And turning out to a health crisis for one of America's most iconic and prolific comedians. Joan Rivers rushed to a Manhattan hospital during a procedure at an outpatient clinic. She is now listed in critical condition ABC's Lindsey Davis now with the latest. Joan Rivers the Emmy winning Tony nominated funny woman and fashion authority. Is in -- New York hospital tonight in critical condition after she stopped breathing during throat surgery. The legendary -- rushed there and an ambulance this morning after going into cardiac arrest no word on what that throat surgery was for. Rivers daughter Melissa boarded a plane today from LA rushing to her mother's side what's going on that's effective. -- just last year rivers documented a health scare for her reality show Joan and Melissa Joan knows best. Revealing that a persistent cough led doctors to find a spot on an X ray just -- at least and it at this. Religion jokes are going to be -- -- -- that's how -- deal with things eager to last through her pain. Rivers is constantly in motion and -- 81 she's shown no signs of slowing down. Just take a look at her upcoming scheduled -- money six appearances between now in November 22. Living up to her promise that she will never retire. You never attack. -- I'll go anywhere I -- any way to do to do -- any part of his writing it directing and acting. As stand up. Editing of any next month. So that's it she told our David Muir that living life on stage he's just which she guns and -- Nothing right during and -- -- state. Look at -- series -- I don't know -- Eric Scott. If you don't. Do what you want to do -- a -- tonight a serious turn for the woman who made a name for herself by making assault laugh so we tell me. Every last -- is small vacation -- -- -- every time he left to give his own small vacation. Amy Joan Rivers is here at mount Sinai hospital tonight to a hospital spokesperson saying that her family would like to thank everyone for their outpouring of love. And support any. And our thoughts are certainly with the river Stanley Lindsay thank you.

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