Joan Rivers stops breathing during surgery AAP Images Fri-29-Aug-14 17:36 Share this By Sharyn Casey Fashion Police's Joan Rivers was undergoing surgery on her vocal chords yesterday & during the surgery had a heart attack & stopped breathing.Joan was in a critical condition this morning but fortunately E! have said today Joan is now Stable & her prognosis is good. Phew! You May Also Like Joan Rivers has passed away Ray J & Joan Rivers make a sex tape! Joan Rivers storms out of live TV interview Become a fan of The Edge on Facebook and on Twitter .