Joan Rivers rushed to NYC hospital

Joan Rivers attends the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment 2014 Upfront at the Javits Center on Thursday, May 15, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Joan Rivers attends the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment 2014 Upfront at the Javits Center on Thursday, May 15, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (WAVY) – NBC News is reporting comedian and actress Joan Rivers was rushed to a NYC hospital Thursday morning after she stopped breathing during a throat surgery.

NBC New York says multiple sources confirmed Rivers, 81, was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in critical condition shortly before 10 a.m.

Rivers is an Emmy-award-winning television talk-show host, Tony-award-nominated actress, author, playwright, screenwriter, film director, columnist, lecturer, syndicated radio host, jewelry designer, cosmetic-company entrepreneur, and red-carpet fashion laureate, according to JoanRivers.com.

This is developing news. Stay with WAVY for updates on Rivers’ condition.

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