According to online celebrity news magazine TMZ, comedienne Joan Rivers is in critical condition after she stopped breathing following a surgery. reports the 81-year-old Rivers was rushed from a clinic where she was undergoing throat surgery. After she stopped breathing, the report says she was rushed to Mount Sinai hospital in New York.

The online news magazine said sources at the New York Police Department said Rivers is in critical condition. At one point, the report said, her heart stopped beating.