Joan Rivers Rushed to NYC Hospital

By Joe Gullo , CNN

Published 08/28 2014 01:29PM

Updated 08/28 2014 01:33PM

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NEW YORK - Joan Rivers was rushed to a New York City hospital after she stopped breathing during surgery.

A law enforcement official tells CNN, the 81-year-old comedian is in critical condition.

Her heart stopped while undergoing throat surgery Thursday morning. TMZ reports she was having a procedure done on her vocal cords at alocal clinic.

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