Joan Rivers is reportedly in a critical condition after she stopped breathing during throat surgery and went into cardiac arrest.

Multiple outlets this evening are reporting the news that the 81 year old comedian and host was having surgery on her vocal cords, when the 911 call was put in and she was rushed to hospital.

Rivers is most well known for her biting, irreverent humour, as well as presenting The Fashion Police on E!

Her daughter, Melissa is believed to be rushing to New York to be by her side. 


There are unconfirmed reports that Rivers is now "stable, but unconscious"