Joan Rivers now 'stable' in New York hospital: Reports
Published on Aug 29, 2014 1:35 AM
NEW YORK (AFP) - Joan Rivers, the acerbic US stand-up comic renowned for her rapier wit, was rushed to hospital on Thursday after suffering complications during a medical procedure, colleagues said.
US media said the 81-year-old Rivers stopped breathing while undergoing surgery on her vocal cords at a clinic in New York’s Upper East Side and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.
A spokesman for the New York Fire Department told AFP that officers responded to an emergency call at 9.39am after a woman suffered a possible cardiac arrest.
The patient was taken from 201 East 93rd Street, the address of Yorkville Endoscopy clinic, to Mount Sinai, he said.
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