UPDATE: Joan Rivers 'Resting Comfortably' at Mount Sinai in New - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

UPDATE: Joan Rivers 'Resting Comfortably' at Mount Sinai in New York

Posted: Updated:
Two police officials say Joan Rivers has been rushed in cardiac arrest from a doctor's office to a New York City hospital. Two police officials say Joan Rivers has been rushed in cardiac arrest from a doctor's office to a New York City hospital.
NEW YORK, NY - UPDATE: Comedian Joan Rivers was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York on Thursday, according to a statement released by the hospital. Her daughter, Melissa, said Thursday night that the TV legend was "resting comfortably."

"I want to thank everyone for the overwhelming love and support for my mother," Melissa Rivers said in a statement. "She is resting comfortably and is with our family. We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers."

Mount Sinai earlier confirmed that Rivers was taken to the hospital and said in a statement: "We will provide an update on her condition as it becomes available."

PREVIOUS STORY:

A spokesman at The Mount Sinai Hospital says there will be an update on her condition "as soon as it becomes available." He says Rivers' family "wants to thank everybody for their outpouring of love and support."

Rivers has spent a half-century in show business. She was a pioneer of red-carpet commentary -- and the snarky criticism that often accompanies it. Her signature question has been, "Who are you wearing?" She continues to maintain a busy schedule, and was supposed to perform a show tomorrow night in New Jersey. It has now been postponed.

Just last night, she spoke at an employee event at Time Inc. in New York. An employee there says Rivers "seemed totally healthy," and was "very energetic."

Rivers is host of "Fashion Police" on E! Network, and co-stars with her daughter, Melissa, on a WEtv reality show. She also presides over an online talk show.

After proving herself in comedy clubs in the 1960s, Rivers was a smash on her first booking on "The Tonight Show" in 1965, and went on to become a regular guest and then a guest-host before getting her own talk show.




  • Top Stories from KHQTop StoriesMore>>

  • SLIDESHOW: Washington's most dangerous cities

    SLIDESHOW: Washington's most dangerous cities

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 4:00 AM EDT2014-09-17 08:00:12 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - On Tuesday, we posted the list of Washington's 50 safest cities, according to www.safewise.comMore >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - On Tuesday, we posted the list of Washington's 50 safest cities, according to www.safewise.com. After viewing the list, many of you wondered about the most dangerous cities in Washington. It sparked our curiosity as well, so we went looking for the answers. We found a list of the 39 most dangerous cities in Washington.More >>
  • RANKING: The states with the rudest drivers

    RANKING: The states with the rudest drivers

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 1:09 AM EDT2014-09-17 05:09:55 GMT
    KHQ.com The state of Idaho appears to be known for two things: Potatoes and rude drivers. Online insurance company Insure.com has come out with a list that ranks the rudest drivers in the country and Idaho tops the list.More >>
    KHQ.com The state of Idaho appears to be known for two things: Potatoes and rude drivers. Online insurance company Insure.com has come out with a list that ranks the rudest drivers in the country and Idaho tops the list.More >>
  • Some businesses ban E-cigarettes inside

    Some businesses ban E-cigarettes inside

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-09-17 03:14:40 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Grant County Health District passed an ordinance that regulates the sale, distribution, and use of electronic cigarettes. That means starting January 1, 2015, people will no longer be able to smoke e-cigarettes indoors or any other place where regular cigarettes are banned in Grant County.More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Grant County Health District passed an ordinance that regulates the sale, distribution, and use of electronic cigarettes. That means starting January 1, 2015, people will no longer be able to smoke e-cigarettes indoors or any other place where regular cigarettes are banned in Grant County.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KHQ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.