By RYAN GORMAN
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.
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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