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Joan Rivers in stable condition after breathing emergency during throat surgery


Comedienne Joan Rivers is now in stable condition after she was rushed to a New York hospital after she stopped breathing during surgery.

Rivers, 81, was initially in critical condition after a breathing emergency during a procedure on her throat, according to TMZ. She was undergoing surgery on her vocal cords in a clinic, sources told the site.

Joan Rivers in Stable Condition After Surgery Scare

Rivers was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, in Manhattan, where she is now listed in stable condition, according to E! Television.

A Mount Sinai spokesperson confirmed to AOL News that Rivers is in the hospital.

"Her family wants to thank everybody for their outpouring of love and support," the spokesperson added. "We will provide an update on her condition as it becomes available."

Rivers attended a book signing earlier in the day and appeared to be in good spirits, according to E!.

"She even let people take photos with her," a source told the network. "She definitely had a lot of energy! She was cracking jokes about everyone from Jay Leno to Jackie O. She was as sharp as she's ever been."

The controversial E! Television host found herself in the news recently after making divisive comments about the tension between Gaza and Israel.

She said that if people in New Jersey were building terror tunnels into New York, Jersey would be "wiped off the map."

When asked about civilian casualties, Rivers fired back "Don't put your God d**n things in private homes... don't you dare put weapons stashes in private homes."

She continued her angry rants by shouting "I don't care, they started it. You're all insane. They started it"

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mzladysmiling August 28 2014 at 12:03 PM

With any luck, she'll be silenced for a good long while...
I, for one, am sick of her miserable nastiness.....

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henrtny August 28 2014 at 12:13 PM

Must have gotten some of her trash talk stuck in her throat.

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Miss Melissa August 28 2014 at 12:01 PM

God forgive me but maybe she won't be able to talk and spew her heinous nasty commentary ... karma?

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booboodog August 28 2014 at 12:04 PM

Oh please say it's so, Joan Rivers has finally shut up?

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lakota6020 August 28 2014 at 12:06 PM

I hope she will get well and sending lots of love her way. She could always make me smile and her stance for Israel made me a fan for ever. God Bless

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GENE August 28 2014 at 12:10 PM

This may be a cruel and bad statement....but a true observation from reading and listening to talk shows in the past on River's comments! Karma is biting her in the ass, maybe she won't be able to speak normally ever again and won't be able to say cruel comments about other people ever again!

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tvlobos August 28 2014 at 11:58 AM

Oh no, saying a prayer for a quick recovery.

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CHANCE ELIJAH August 28 2014 at 12:09 PM

i cant stand the old cow,dont care what happenes to her, shes mean and doesnt care about what mean things she says about other people

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wes August 28 2014 at 12:09 PM

To what ever god she believes in. PLEASE TAKE HER ALREADY!

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lou2school August 28 2014 at 12:07 PM

I have a hunch she'll be back on QVC tomorrow stretched out on a guerney with an oxygen tank attached to it.

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