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Joan Rivers is rushed to hospital in New York

1 of 1 Joan Rivers has been rushed to hospital in New York
Joan Rivers has been rushed to hospital in New York

Veteran comic Joan Rivers has reportedly been rushed to hospital following complications during surgery.

According to TMZ, the 81-year-old star was reportedly undergoing an operation on her throat when she stopped breathing.

The site reports that she stopped breathing during a procedure on her vocal cords at a clinic, and was subsequently taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.

Her daughter and frequent E!'s Fashion Police co-star, Melissa Rivers (46) and Melissa's son, Cooper (13) took a morning flight to New York to be by her side.

The NYPD reportedly told TMZ that Rivers is in a critical condition, but her condition was later confirmed by the hospital to be stable.

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