Health officials launch review of Joan Rivers' throat clinic

Comedian Joan Rivers talks to reporters as she arrives for a gala honoring the late stand-up...

Comedian Joan Rivers talks to reporters as she arrives for a gala honoring the late stand-up comedian George Carlin, the 11th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor recipient, at the Kennedy Center in Washington in this file photo taken November 10, 2008. (Reuters file photo)

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Health officials in New York have launched a review into the clinic where Joan Rivers suffered a cardiac arrest during a routine throat procedure.

The veteran comedienne’s heart stopped while she was undergoing a procedure at the Yorkville Endoscopy clinic in the Big Apple on Thursday. She was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital where she remains on life support in a serious condition.

It has now emerged officials at the New York State Health Department are looking into the incident.

A representative for the body tells TMZ.com they are “reviewing the matter” and have contacted the clinic where Rivers underwent the procedure.

The review is not a formal investigation and could take several weeks to conclude.


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