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Joan Rivers’ Doctor Took A Selfie While She Was Under Anesthesia

Joan Rivers' Doctor Took A Selfie While She Was Under Anesthesia

This is just about the most heinous thing I could possibly think of. According to new reports, the doctor that was treating Joan Rivers at the endoscopy clinic actually took a selfie while the legendary comedienne was under anesthesia. Ugh. TMZ reports:

Joan Rivers’ personal doctor took a selfie while the comedienne was unconscious during a biopsy … shortly before her heart stopped beating … this according to a new report.

The doctor performing the endoscopy had just finished when Joan’s personal ear nose and throat doctor began performing biopsy which was done without her consent — this according to the CNN report.

A staffer at the Yorkville Endoscopy clinic reportedly told investigators Joan’s doc stopped to take the selfie.

Let’s hope that Melissa sues the pants off of that clinic and the doctor involved. It won’t bring her back, but it would teach them not to repeat this mess. What do you think?

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Posted Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 9:09am
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Joan Rivers Unplanned Throat Biopsy Caused Death

Joan Rivers Unplanned Throat Biopsy Caused Death

People are getting to the bottom of the cause of late comedienne Joan Rivers’ death and apparently she had an unplanned biopsy on her throat that caused her to stop breathing. “Us Weekly” has the full report:

When the doctor performing the endoscopy found “something” on the late star’s vocal cords, another doctor, whom Rivers reportedly brought with her and didn’t work for Yorkville Endoscopy, “asked if he could use their instruments” to perform an unplanned throat biopsy, the paper reports.

The New York Daily News added that Rivers had agreed to the endoscopy, but not the biopsy, and that it was “a huge no-no” for Yorkville Endoscopy to allow the outside doctor to perform the spur-of-the-moment operation.

During the biopsy, the television personality reportedly suffered the vocal cord contraction laryngospasm, which stopped her breathing. Sources told the Daily News that if the biopsy had been done in a hospital, which is better equipped to deal with unexpected outcomes, “she might have been okay.”

How much you want to bet that a lawsuit comes out of this one?

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Posted Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 10:10am
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Joan Rivers Thought She Would Die Having Plastic Surgery

Joan Rivers Thought She Would Die Having Plastic Surgery

We lost a great one this week, folks — and losing that amount of funny in one person is tremendous loss. Joan Rivers was huge and her insults were insane and we all loved her. We send our most heartfelt condolences to Melissa and Cooper.

Joan passed away as the result of what she thought was routine throat surgery. Despite that, the comedienne always thought she would die in a different manner: under the knife, having cosmetic surgery.

According to a report from The Sun, she talked about dying during a plastic surgery procedure. She said, “I want more surgery immediately but I think I will probably wait a year because often at this age they put you down and you don’t come back – they make you cross your arms just in cases!”

She went on to say, “It’s always a concern that I’m not going to come out of it but it’s more important to me to get the work done than my own mortality because I’ve had a terrific life.”

She added, “I think it will be fabulous to die on the operating table because the publicity would keep the ‘Fashion Police’ re-runs going for years. Plus no one will say, ‘How old?’ Nobody wants to see an old face because it reminds you of your own mortality. I believe in plastic surgery to make the viewer feel better.”

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Posted Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 10:10am
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BREAKING NEWS: Joan Rivers Dead At 81

BREAKING NEWS: Joan Rivers Dead At 81

Legendary comedienne Joan Rivers has passed away at the age of 81! Sad news.

As you all know, Rivers paid a visit to a Manhattan clinic last week in order to have throat surgery. After she stopped breathing, she was rushed to Mount Sinai hospital in New York to recover. She was placed in intensive care, but things weren’t looking good. Since, she was moved to a private room, but the prognosis remained unchanged. Now, we are sad to report that she has passed away.

TMZ reports:

Joan Rivers — who made the world laugh for over 50 years with her jokes, put-downs and one-liners — has died in NYC … a week after her heart suddenly stopped beating during vocal chord surgery.

She was 81.

Joan’s daughter Melissa Rivers took her mom off life support so she could pass comfortably in a private room.

May she rest in peace. Thanks for the laughs, funny lady.

UPDATE: Here is the statement from Melissa Rivers:

“It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers. She passed peacefully at 1:17pm surrounded by family and close friends. My son and I would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of Mount Sinai Hospital for the amazing care they provided for my mother. Cooper and I have found ourselves humbled by the outpouring of love, support, and prayers we have received from around the world. They have been heard and appreciated.”

“My mother’s greatest joy in life was to make people laugh. Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon.”

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Posted Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 12:12pm
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Joan Rivers Is Stable & Resting Comfortably

Joan Rivers Is Stable & Resting Comfortably

After Joan Rivers gave us all a pretty bad scare yesterday, it’s good to share some better news. In case you’ve missed it, the comedienne stopped breathing while she was having throat surgery yesterday and had to be rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

Now, her daughter Melissa is offering up an update on her mother’s condition. It was supposed to be a routine outpatient procedure on Rivers’ vocal chords at a Manhattan clinic, but it ended up with everyone fearing for the worst.

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

The night before the incident, the elder Rivers was in great spirits when attending an event to promote her new book. A source said, “She was so lively and sweet. She even let people take photos with her. She definitely had a lot of energy! She was cracking jokes about everyone from Jay Leno to Jackie O. She was as sharp as she’s ever been.”

Fingers crossed that she remains in stable condition and gets past this issue with no further problems!

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Posted Friday, August 29th, 2014 at 8:08am
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