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Faces & Names: Rivers rushed to NYC hospital

Acerbic comedian and fashion critic Joan Rivers was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York on Thursday after she reportedly stopped breathing during surgery on her vocal chords at a nearby clinic, the hospital said.

Mount Sinai gave no details on the condition of the 81-year-old Brooklyn-born celebrity but said it would provide an update as it becomes available.

Ken Baker, an entertainment journalist at E! News, which features Rivers as host of its show “Fashion Police,” said on his Twitter account that Rivers was in stable condition.

“Her family wants to thank everybody for their outpouring of love and support,” hospital spokesman Sid Dinsay said in a statement.

One of America’s best-known comedians, Rivers is considered a pioneer for women in stand-up comedy.