Comedienne and Talk Show Host of "Fashion Police" on E! is currently in critical condition after her heart stopped beating during throat surgery at a clinic on the Upper East Side in New York this morning:

“This morning, Joan Rivers was taken to The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, where she is being attended to. Her family wants to thank everybody for their outpouring of love and support. We will provide an update on her condition as it becomes available.” - The Mount Sinai Hospital

An emergency call was placed to 911 at 9:39 AM ET

"We have somebody in either cardiac or respiratory arrest."

E! calls the surgery a “a minor endoscopic procedure at a medical clinic to check her vocal cord" Rivers' work family also released a statement,

“E!, Fashion Police and NBCUniversal continue to send thoughts and prayers to Joan, Melissa and their entire family,”

Joan's daughter and son headed to New York immediately.

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