Joan Rivers Listed in Critical Condition

Published 08/28 2014 04:07PM

Updated 08/28 2014 04:09PM

Comedian Joan Rivers is in critical condition tonight. She reportedly stopped breathing while undergoing surgery this morning.

Rivers was having a procedure done on her vocal cords at a clinic in New York. At some point during the surgery, officials say her heart stopped.

Rivers had been hard at work recently with her show on E, "Fashion Police", and touring as a stand-up comic. She has several shows planned in November.

Rivers is 81-years-old .

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