Joan Rivers stops breathing during surgery

Tep Mayo – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor

Manhattan, NY, United States (4E) – Joan Rivers, 81, was rushed to a Mount Sinai hospital in New York City a few hours ago after she stopped breathing while undergoing a throat procedure in a clinic.

The Fashion Police star and comedian is best known for her sharp tongue as she critiques stars outfits. Earlier this month Justin Bieber’s fashion sense wasn’t spared when he wore a bright, multi-colored sweatshirt over leather pants, a gold chain, brimmed hat and aviators.

“Someone needs to sit him down and say you are not a big black thug,” she said. “You are just like your shoes, ordinary and completely white.”

In a recent interview however, the comedian says people rarely understood her. “Every day there’s regret, but I don’t dwell on the past,” she told the US edition of OK! magazine. “I know this sounds corny, but, in real life, I try to be as nice as I can be. As I’m getting older I’m getting crankier, but I try to live up to that and that’s all I can do.”

Last June, when asked why she didn’t celebrate her last birthday, she says, “Because, one, at one point, who cares? And two, I said to my friends, ‘I swear to God, my life every day is a birthday.’ I’m having such a good life (she knocks on wood), you have no idea. My career is blasting away. If this is the third act, where do you sign?”

There is no word yet on River’s condition.

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