Joan Rivers’ Air Supply Cut Off From Unexpected Throat Biopsy (Report)

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by Alisonsbankacct, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. Alisonsbankacct

    Alisonsbankacct Out to lunch.

    Reputations:
    155,319
    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2013
    Messages:
    11,245
    Likes Received:
    26,818
    https://tv.yahoo.com/news/joan-rivers-air-supply-cut-off-unexpected-throat-022500055.html

    The routine surgical procedure that ultimately took the life of Joan Rivers was the result of an unplanned biopsy on her vocal cords, according to The New York Daily News.

    The procedure is one that should not be conducted outside of a hospital, according to medical experts who spoke with the New York Daily News. Rivers underwent the procedure at Yorkville Endoscopy in New York, which generally deals with digestive issues.

    The biopsy caused the “Fashion Police” star's vocal cords to seize, known as laryngospasm. The medical source told the paper that had this procedure been done in a hospital, Rivers may have survived. The source further alleges that Rivers had only signed off on an endoscopy.

    Representatives for Joan Rivers, as well as her daughter Melissa, did not immediately respond toTheWrap's request for comment.

    Last week, the New York Medical Examiner's Office told TheWrap that the completed autopsy of Rivers’ body did not yield a firm cause or manner of death, and that further studies would be conducted to determine how she died. Reports were that she stopped breathing while undergoing the throat surgery on Aug. 28.

    Rivers was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital, but the comedienne did not recover. She was put in a medically-induced coma and put on life support, but she passed away on Sept. 4.
     
  2. FCCstandards

    FCCstandards Non-Essential Salooner VIP

    Reputations:
    22,154
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2011
    Messages:
    17,324
    Likes Received:
    4,833
    lawsuit
     
    Thelma and Alisonsbankacct like this.
  3. Robert Higgins

    Robert Higgins Well-Known Member VIP

    Reputations:
    86,762
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    13,177
    Likes Received:
    20,287
    Robin, if she had read Dr Sarno's books she would still be alive. Robin, are you there?

    [​IMG]
     
    GoshGeeGolly, Ingens, Thelma and 2 others like this.
  4. chuk

    chuk Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    130,781
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2012
    Messages:
    13,718
    Likes Received:
    7,586
  5. BrerJimmy

    BrerJimmy Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    49,074
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    7,665
    Likes Received:
    9,309
    The doctor was willing to do anything to shut her up.
     
    TheLACritic and Joe Bauers like this.
  6. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

    Reputations:
    240,703
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    38,743
    Likes Received:
    39,496
    I've been responsible for a few laryngospasms in my day.
     
  7. wigtropolis

    wigtropolis Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    65,093
    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2012
    Messages:
    19,015
    Likes Received:
    10,198
    /thread
     
  8. PI Nate

    PI Nate Disenfranchised since 1984... Gold

    Reputations:
    271,924
    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2011
    Messages:
    52,383
    Likes Received:
    52,347
  9. Joe Bauers

    Joe Bauers Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    499,130
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2012
    Messages:
    31,476
    Likes Received:
    47,990
    :rs:
     
    Shortwave98 likes this.
  10. Joe Bauers

    Joe Bauers Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    499,130
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2012
    Messages:
    31,476
    Likes Received:
    47,990
    :rs:
     
    Shortwave98 likes this.
  11. GaryPuppet

    GaryPuppet Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    245,926
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    25,336
    Likes Received:
    48,854
    She should've just drank some hot water with mint and gotten over it.
     
  12. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

    Reputations:
    240,703
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    38,743
    Likes Received:
    39,496
    World's new "sexiest woman" 2015.
    [​IMG]
     
  13. guruhugz

    guruhugz Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    11,591
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2012
    Messages:
    1,898
    Likes Received:
    2,922
    Melissa is a money magnet. Too bad about her face.
     
    TheLACritic likes this.
  14. meanredhed

    meanredhed Well-Known Member VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    186,233
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2012
    Messages:
    7,708
    Likes Received:
    20,178
    :lol:
     
  15. StRyDeRxX

    StRyDeRxX Bling Bling Gold

    Reputations:
    62,065
    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2012
    Messages:
    11,769
    Likes Received:
    12,880
    [​IMG]

    Melissa is backing the Brinks trunk up the to steps of her mansion as we speak! :dance:
     
  16. BrerJimmy

    BrerJimmy Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    49,074
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    7,665
    Likes Received:
    9,309
    What will never be reported is that her doctor also had a great sense of humor. This is what he told Joan prior to the procedure...

     
  17. Alisonsbankacct

    Alisonsbankacct Out to lunch.

    Reputations:
    155,319
    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2013
    Messages:
    11,245
    Likes Received:
    26,818
    I am curious if any of the medical people here have a comment on if that isn't uncommon -- meaning, even if you don't have a release, if you see something, you try and go ahead so she doesn't have to go under again? Obviously not good judgement here, but didn't know if it wasn't an uncommon practice.
     
  18. jokeland

    jokeland Well-Known Member VIP

    Reputations:
    6,044
    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2011
    Messages:
    5,236
    Likes Received:
    3,289
    call it Joan's golden parachute for the end of Melissa's career
     
  19. FosterKitten

    FosterKitten Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    27,511
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2014
    Messages:
    643
    Likes Received:
    1,007

    I brought this up on the day she had the procedure but I was informed that I had bad information. :shitcoffee: