Joan Rivers Rushed to Hospital After She Stopped Breathing During Throat Procedure

Joan Rivers on November 19, 2013 in New York City. Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images
Joan Rivers on November 19, 2013 in New York City. Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images

Joan Rivers was rushed to a New York City hospital in critical condition today after an emergency call that she was in cardiac arrest, according to a law enforcement source.

“This morning, Joan Rivers was taken to The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, where she is being attended to,” Sid Dinsay, a spokesman for The Mount Sinai Hospital, said in a written statement. “Her family wants to thank everybody for their outpouring of love and support. We will provide an update on her condition as it becomes available.”

The New York City Fire Department transported a woman matching Rivers’ description to Mt. Sinai Hospital after receiving a call that the woman was in cardiac arrest at an Upper East Side clinic, Yorkville Endoscopy, an FDNY source said. The law enforcement source confirmed the woman was Rivers.

TMZ reported that Rivers was having surgery on her vocal chords at the clinic.

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SOURCE: ABC News
Lesley Messer and Aaron Katersky

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