“Fashion Police” host and comedienne Joan Rivers was hospitalized Thursday after she stopped breathing during throat surgery.
Rivers was reportedly having a procedure done to her vocal cords at a New York clinic when she stopped breathing.
TMZ reports that Rivers, 81, was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and that her daughter, Melissa Rivers, is on her way to New York.
The Emmy-winning talk-show host was scheduled to perform at Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey on Friday. The theater's website has added a statement about the performer's condition:
As you may know, multiple news outlets have reported that Joan Rivers experienced complications during a minor surgical procedure this morning in New York City. Ms. Rivers was scheduled to perform here Friday, August 29th. This show has been postponed to a date to be determined. We ask that customers hold on to their tickets, as they will be honored for the new date. Stay tuned to countbasietheatre.org and our social media channels for information on this new date. Everyone at the Count Basie Theatre is relieved to hear that Ms. Rivers’ condition has stabilized, and we look forward to hosting the iconic comedienne in the near future.
According to E! Online, Rivers is in stable but critical condition.