UPDATE: Joan Rivers in Critical Condition, Stopped Breathing in Surgery

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Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images

Fashion Police host Joan Rivers was rushed to the hospital on Thursday morning, when she stopped breathing during surgery. According to TMZ, the 81-year-old was having a procedure done on her throat, specifically, her vocal chords, when she stopped breathing.

The NYPD says Joan is currently in critical condition, and at one point, her heart even stopped beating.

The site reports that 911 was called at 9:39 a.m., with the callers stating, “We have someone in either cardiac or respiratory arrest.”

Joan’s daughter, Melissa, is reportedly on the way to Mount Sinai hospital, where her mom was taken.

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