Rivers is hospitalized after she stops breathing during throat surgery at Yorkville Endoscopy clinic on East 93rd Street, New York. She is rushed to Mount Sinai hospital after a 911 caller reports somebody in either cardiac or respiratory arrest. Her daughter, Melissa Rivers is by her side. Hospital spokesman Sid Dinsay:
This morning, Joan Rivers was taken to The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, where she is being attended to. 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.