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UPDATE: The hospital that has admitted Joan Rivers following her health scare has released the following statement:
"This morning, Joan Rivers was taken to The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, where she is being attended to," said hospital rep Sid Dinsay. "Her family wants to thank everybody for their outpouring of love and support. We will provide an update on her condition as it becomes available."
Joan Rivers remains in stable but critical condition after being hospitalized for complications from throat surgery, while more details about her health scare have been revealed.
The 81-year-old comedienne and host of E!'s Fashion Police was rushed to a hospital in New York City on Thursday after she stopped breathing while undergoing a minor endoscopic procedure at a medical clinic, a source told E! News. Her daughter and frequent co-star, Melissa Rivers, 46, and Melissa's son, Cooper, 13, have flown to the city to be by Joan's side.
"They were putting a scope down her throat to check her vocal cords," the source said. "She stopped breathing."