Comedian, Joan Rivers, stopped breathing Thursday, August 28 during a surgery on her vocal cords. 

 

Rivers was reportedly undergoing surgery at a clinic when the problem occurred and Rivers, was quickly rushed to Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. 

 

TMZ reports the 81-year-old Rivers is on life support and her family has to decide in the next few days whether to pull the plug.

 

Melissa Rivers told E! Network her mom is receiving the best treatment and care possible at Mount Sinai Hospital.