Joan Rivers was rushed Thursday morning to the Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan after she reportedly stopped breathing during a procedure at an uptown clinic on her vocal cords.
According to WNBC, Joan Rivers, 81, stopped breathing while having minor throat surgery at Yorkville Endoscopy on the Upper East Side of Manhattan when she was taken to Mount Sinai.
The Fire Department of New York said it transported an 81-year-old woman to Sinai who was in cardiac arrest.
Joan Rivers' daughter, Melissa Rivers, has released an update about her mom's condition. After arriving in New York City to be by the comedienne's side on Thursday, Aug. 28, Melissa spoke out in a statement to Us Weekly via Mount Sinai Hospital rep Sid Dinsay.
"I want to thank everyone for the overwhelming love and support for my mother," the statement read. "She is resting comfortably and is with our family. We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers."