Comedian Joan Rivers Rushed To NYC Hospital

The 81-year-old comedy legend was transported in critical condition.
4:12 | 08/28/14

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I'm Michelle Franzen in New York breaking news legendary comedian Joan Rivers has been taken to mount Sinai hospital in New York City this morning law enforcement sources tell ABC news the 81 year old was transported. In critical condition. With the latest now on the details were joined by ABC's parent -- -- ski. Aaron give us the latest on what you can tell us that happens. -- Joan Rivers was at a clinic on the upper east side here in Manhattan Michelle. A when a call came in -- -- fire department just after 9:30 in the morning. That and 81 year old woman was in cardiac arrest and needed to be rushed to the hospital she was taken in critical condition to mount Sinai hospital not far from the clinic where she had. Reportedly been undergoing throat surgery although we haven't been able to confirm. Why she was exactly at the clinic. Her network. Says she is now in stable condition but she was taken in critical condition. After -- report came in for cardiac arrest and of course we know that she was very busy with those video music awards earlier this week and her show on. Haven't heard anything official from from her publicist or her family. But her network is saying that she is now it as stable at mount Sinai hospital after she had been rushed there. In critical condition and there was no real indication she had been on well. She was says he said working -- the Emmy Awards in the video music awards she appeared on fashion police earlier this week. To critique everybody -- but it was wearing at those awards shows and she was scheduled to perform in red bank New Jersey her comedy show. On Friday night in -- he had seven comedy shows scheduled across the country. Over the coming months through the fall and so there was never an indication that Joan Rivers was about to slow down. And certainly known for her hard work and always working round the clock -- give us an idea what -- doctors concerned about. With this report cardiac arrest -- considering her age. Well it's certainly a serious and serious enough that whatever clinics -- was set realize that she you know if she'd stopped breathing or or or or something serious clearly it happened and she had to be rushed. Into the hospital mount -- one of the finest hospitals. In the in the in the city if not the country so she certainly and in good hands and and at that point. It would we haven't heard from the hospital just yet. As to what's been going on we may not citing simple laws but Joan Rivers at 81 years old I think -- -- -- given her age. And any kind of procedure that that somebody that age you put undergo I think would be carefully monitored. -- the medical experts -- or decide exactly what the main concerns were but the call came in for cardiac arrest. The transport happened just after 9:30 in the morning. And now we understand from her network that she's -- stabilized. Though nonetheless critical and of course obviously she was here in New York City she has a daughter Melissa have we heard anything else from family. Or are they waiting to hear from anyone -- family. -- would imagine noted that the the family would be on the weighted to the hospitalized. I believe that Melissa rivers is involved in the production of fashion police. Which is taped out of Los Angeles although the show was scheduled to to move here. Two to New York for New York Fashion Week. Beginning next week and and so perhaps saw her production team. Including her daughter Melissa would be here in new York and in getting ready to visit her at mount Sinai once that becomes appropriate. And again Joan Rivers taken to a hospital this morning. Eric ABC's aired pictures ski in New York thank you for updating us on this story and of course you can keep following this story. And keep -- and keep up with that in real time by downloading the ABC news -- starring the story for those exclusive updates on the go for now. I'm Michelle Franzen in New York.

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