Joan Rivers 'resting comfortably' after hospital scare
29 AUGUST 2014
is recovering after reportedly going into cardiac arrest
during surgery on her vocal chords
The 81-year-old is now "resting comfortably
" having been rushed to a New York hospital after she stopped breathing while in surgery
in a Manhattan clinic.
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Joan Rivers is said to be "resting comfortably" after her health scare
Joan's daughter Melissa
asked fans to "continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers" and offered thanks for the "overwhelming love and support for my mother
The sharp-tongued comedienne was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital
on Thursday morning in a critical condition after surgery at an endoscopy clinic on the Upper East Side.
Joan Rivers and her daughter Melissa Rivers
She had been due to appear at a theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey on Friday.
News of her condition has prompted a number of well wishes from fans and stars, including her Fashion Police
co-star Giuliana Rancic
, Star Trek
actor Zachary Quinto
, and Courtney Love