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Joan Rivers

Stops Breathing During Surgery

8/28/2014 7:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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5:00 AM PT (8/29) --
Melissa Rivers released a statement saying Joan is now "resting comfortably."

8:49 AM PT -- The NYPD tells us ... Joan is currently in critical condition. 

We're told ... at one point, Joan's heart stopped beating. 

It's unclear if doctors were able to restart the comic's heart. 

8:15 AM PT -- We're told an emergency call was placed to 911 at 9:39 AM ET and the caller said, "We have somebody in either cardiac or respiratory arrest."
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was rushed to a hospital in New York City moments ago ... after she stopped breathing during a surgery on her throat ... TMZ has learned.

We're told Rivers was undergoing the throat procedure in a clinic (specifically on her vocal cords) ... when she stopped breathing during the surgery.

Sources say 81-year-old Rivers was rushed to Mount Sinai hospital in New York.

We're told her daughter Melissa is on her way to New York.

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Story developing ...

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1.

RB821    

Ignorant

64 days ago
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sowhat    

if she survives this, she will blame it on the Palestinians.

64 days ago
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ytrewqytrewq    

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOOLOLLLOLOOLOLOLOL HAHAHAHAHAHAHAJAHAHAHAHAHAJA

64 days ago
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Noog    

Oh no! Hope she will be ok

64 days ago
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loveyou15    

Karma

64 days ago
6.

RY    

If she survives this, I hope she realizes that it's time to stop. Her body can't take all the procedures anymore. She can keep trying to look young but the reality us that she isn't anymore and her body is telling her this.

64 days ago
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Suzie    

She's 81 and having surgery and Melissa didn't think it pertinent to be there?

64 days ago
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my 2 cents    

Get betterJoan - stay strong Melissa and Cooper..

64 days ago
9.

Anna    

True Karma! Hate speech never pays off...

64 days ago
10.

Dee    

I hope she pulls thru. At 81....that's kind dicey.

64 days ago
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ғυтυяεм ♀    

Lol some of y'all are cold

64 days ago
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BUSTIN QEUVER    

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64 days ago
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GC    

"Can we talk?", well, guess not.

64 days ago
14.

Sheldon Siegel    

Maybe they can start a new segment for "Fashion Police". "Bitch Stole My Air".

64 days ago
15.

man930    

It disgusts me with many of the terrible comments on here. You haters are what's wrong with this fuked up world. You are ALL SICK & PATHETIC!

64 days ago
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