Standup comic Joan Rivers was reportedly rushed to the Mt. Sinai Hospital after encountering some complications on an outpatient throat surgery procedure. As per reports from E! News, the 81-year-old Rivers had stopped breathing and was in critical condition.
TMZ first reported that a 911 call was made at around 9:30 a.m., reporting that a woman had suffered cardiac arrest or respiratory problems. From there, the person (Rivers) was brought to the hospital which later bared that she was not conscious but was in stable condition.
Daughter Melissa Rivers was en route to her mother’s side. Hospital spokesman Sid Dinsay officially confirmed that the woman brought in was Joan Rivers later on, withholding her identity due to privacy concerns. Rivers was being attended to and Dinsay did promise to provide an update as soon as it becomes available.
Rivers’ assistant was however overheard as saying that Rivers was already in stable condition but was no conscious. Daughter Melissa Rivers wouldn’t comment on the actual state of the comedian and fashion critic.
This unfortunate incident adds to the health woes that has beset Rivers. Back in 2002, she was diagnosed with osteoporosis after falling down the stairs which left her with a broken bone.