Joan Rivers Hospitalized After She Stopped Breathing (Update)
Aug 28 (TheWrap.com) - UPDATED, Thursday 10:00 a.m.:Â E! NewsÂ reports sources saying Joan Rivers is now in stable condition.
TMZ reports that the 81-year-old comedian, and star of E!'s âFashion Police,â wasÂ rushed to Mount Sinai hospital after a 911 caller reported âsomebody inÂ either cardiac or respiratory arrest.â
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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.
Riversâ 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 ofÂ Palestinians involved in the Israel-Palestine conflict in Gaza.Â Before that, she walked out on a CNN interviewÂ after the anchor asked about a fur coat she was wearing on the cover of her new book, âDiary of a Mad Diva,â her tenth book published.
River rose to fame in 1965 as one of Johnny Carson's frequent guests on âThe Tonight Show.â Their relationship, however, was shattered when she launched rival late-night program âThe Late Showâ in 1986.
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The comicÂ went on to host daytime talk show âThe Joan Rivers Show,â which earned her a Daytime Emmy forÂ 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 âJoan Rivers: A Piece of Work,â and stars in a WE tv reality series with her daughter, Melissa.