Joan Rivers hospitalized after cardiac arrest

Joan Rivers hospitalized after cardiac arrest

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Joan Rivers hospitalized after cardiac arrest

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by Lesley Messer and Aaron Katersky via Good Morning America

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 12:18 PM

(ABC NEWS) -- Joan Rivers has been rushed to a New York City hospital in critical condition after an emergency call that she was in cardiac arrest, according to a law enforcement source.

The New York City Fire Department transported a woman matching her description to Mt. Sinai Hospital earlier this morning after receiving a call that the woman was in cardiac arrest at an Upper East Side clinic, Yorkville Endoscopy, an FDNY source said.

TMZ earlier reported that Rivers was having surgery on her vocal chords at the clinic.

No other details were immediately available and her rep had no other information when contacted by ABC News.

Rivers, 81, had been hard at work of late, co-hosting her E! TV show, "Fashion Police" and doing stand-up comedy. According to Ticketmaster, she had seven shows planned across the U.S. for November.

"Ignore aging: Comedy is the one place it doesn’t matter. It matters in singing because the voice goes. It matters certainly in acting because you’re no longer the sexpot. But in comedy, if you can tell a joke, they will gather around your deathbed," she wrote in the Hollywood Reporter in 2012. "If you’re funny, you’re funny. Isn’t that wonderful?"

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