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Comedian Joan Rivers Rushed To Hospital

NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — Comedian Joan Rivers was rushed to a New York City hospital on Thursday after she suffered what was reported to be cardiac and respiratory arrest at a doctor's office.

"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," a spokesman for the hospital told the Associated Press. "We will provide an update on her condition as it becomes available."

According to ABC News, Rivers undergoing a surgical procedure on her vocal chords at Yorkville Endoscopy, an outpatient health care facility when she became medically distressed.

Rivers, who has been performing for more than half a century, is known for her acerbic wit that she often displayed during red carpet events such as the Academy Awards.

Rivers was scheduled to perform at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey on Friday, but that show has been postponed. – Staff Writers