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Joan Rivers Rushed to Hospital After She Stops Breathing During Surgery

August 28, 2014 (3:28 pm) GMT
The 'Fashion Police' host is transferred from a New York clinic where she underwent a throat surgery to a hospital in the Big Apple.
Joan Rivers

has just been hospitalized due to an alarming condition, TMZ reports. The 81-year-old actress/comedienne was taken to a medical facility in New York City Thursday, August 28 after she allegedly stopped breathing during a surgery.

The host of "" reportedly underwent a throat procedure in a clinic to fix a problem on her vocal cords. She was rushed to Mount Sinai hospital in the Big Apple. Her daughter Melissa was already on her way to be by her side.

An emergency call was placed to 911 at 9:39 A.M. E.T. and the caller said, "We have somebody in either cardiac or respiratory arrest." There was no immediate word on the condition of the E! star whose real name is Joan Alexandra Molinsky.

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