Joan Rivers, 81, was rushed to a hospital in NYC on Thursday after suffering complications while undergoing a throat operation at a clinic.
The 81-year-old comedienne and host of E!'s Fashion Police stopped breathing during the surgery, which was a minor endoscopic procedure, E! News has learned. Her daughter and frequent co-star, Melissa Rivers, 46, and Melissa's son, Cooper, 13, took a morning flight to the city to be by Joan's side.
Police said they responded to an emergency call that morning about an 81-year-old woman and found her in critical condition. They then had her transported to the hospital.
A day earlier, Joan attended an event in New York to promote her new book and appeared to be in good spirits.
"She was so lively and sweet," a source told E! News. "She even let people take photos with her. She definitely had a lot of ...read more