Joan Rivers Rushed To Hospital After She Stops Breathing During Surgery

Rivers and her family in our thoughts.

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In a routine operation that took a scary turn, red carpet staple and Hollywood personality extraordinaire Joan Rivers stopped breathing during throat surgery at a New York City clinic. The situation is serious: according to reports. Wishes for speedy recovery to the legendary comedian.

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