joan riversComedian Joan Rivers is said to be in critical condition after she stopped breathing during surgery.

Reports say 81-year-old Rivers was having surgery at a client on East 93rd Street earlier today when her heart stopped beating.

She was rushed to a Mount Sinai Hospital around 9:45 a.m., where as of press time she was listed in critical condition.

It is believed the funny woman was having work done to repair her vocal cords.