Joan Rivers Hospitalized After She Stopped Breathing (Update)

Aug 28 ( - UPDATED, Thursday 10:00 a.m.: E! News reports sources saying Joan Rivers is now in stable condition.

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Joan Rivers was hospitalized on Thursday after she stopped breathing during throat surgery on her vocal chords at a New York City doctor's office.

TMZ reports that the 81-year-old comedian, and star of E!'s “Fashion Police,” was rushed to Mount Sinai hospital after a 911 caller reported “somebody in either cardiac or respiratory arrest.”

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A spokeswoman for the New York City Police Department told TheWrap that an 81-year-old woman was transported by EMS from a doctor's office on 93rd street to Mount Sinai in critical condition.

Rivers’ publicist and manager have yet to respond to TheWrap's request for comment.

Rivers, an unapologetic Brooklyn-born comic known for cracking jokes about celebrities and her own appearance, most recently made headlines for blasting supporters of Palestinians involved in the Israel-Palestine conflict in Gaza. Before that, she walked out on a CNN interview after the anchor asked about a fur coat she was wearing on the cover of her new book, “Diary of a Mad Diva,” her tenth book published.

River rose to fame in 1965 as one of Johnny Carson's frequent guests on “The Tonight Show.” Their relationship, however, was shattered when she launched rival late-night program “The Late Show” in 1986.

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The comic went on to host daytime talk show “The Joan Rivers Show,” which earned her a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show Host in 1989. The show was nominated for several other Emmys until it ended its run in 1993.

Rivers has had several comedy specials, had her career chronicled in 2010 documentary “Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work,” and stars in a WE tv reality series with her daughter, Melissa.