The ‘Fashion Police’ host was undergoing minor endoscopic throat surgery on her vocal cords at a New York City clinic when she stopped breathing during the procedure. 911 was called and Rivers was rushed to Mt. Sinai hospital. Rivers was listed as in critical condition for a short time. Rivers was reported as being unconscious and unresponsive when she arrived at the hospital.
A 911 call was placed this morning where the caller claimed the patient was “in either cardiac or respiratory arrest,” according to TMZ. Mt. Sinai has not released any information on the condition of Rivers, but a spokesperson for the hospital said the family wanted to thank the fans for their love and support. The hospital said they would update on Rivers’ condition when it became available.
The New York Fire Department would only confirm that the patient they transported was in cardiac arrest. The police would also not confirm the identity of Rivers, but did state a female was transported to Mount Sinai in critical condition.
Rivers daughter, Melissa Rivers, is on her way to New York to be by her mother’s side.
E! News correspondent, Ken Baker, tweeted that the 81-year-old Joan Rivers is now stable as of this afternoon. Rivers has most recently made headlines for walking out of a CNN interview. Rivers fans hope her the best in her recovery.