A shocking new report claims to know exactly what happened to Joan, when she suddenly stopped breathing during a simple, routine throat procedure, Aug. 28, at Yorkville Endoscopy.
Joan Rivers, 81, wanted to know why her voice had become so raspy, according to a new report, so that’s why she went to Yorkville Endoscopy to have doctors take a look at her vocal chords. But when an unplanned biopsy took place, according to the New York Daily News, that’s when Joan’s vocal chords started to close up, which is called laryngospasm.
Joan Rivers — Did A Surprise Biopsy Kill Her?
Joan had also brought along her own ear, nose and throat specialist to the procedure. But when her doctor noticed something on her vocal chords, he asked if he could use Yorkville Endoscopy’s instruments, and they let him.
“He asked and they let him,” the source told the New York Daily News. “A huge no-no.”
A biopsy is a something that would normally have been done at a hospital, not an outpatient medical facility, according to the report.
Yorkville Endoscopy told ABC News that they have everything at their facility that a hospital does: “as a federally and state licensed facility, has the same level of life-saving and resuscitation devices (such as state-of-the-art cardiac defibrillators, airway management equipment, etc.) found in any hospital emergency room or hospital-based operating room.”
Joan also reportedly did not sign off in her paperwork at the clinic to undergo a biopsy.
Joan Rivers’ Funeral — Melissa Rivers Has ‘New York, New York’ Played
We told you that Joan wanted her funeral to be full of Hollywood glitz and glamour. That’s exactly what she ended up getting. Photographers, and videographers lined Fifth Avenue, outside of Temble Emanu-El, where her funeral was being held, Sept. 7..
The New York Gay Men’s Chorus kicked off the service and played songs: “That’s Entertainment,” “Nothing Like A Dame,” “What A Wonderful World,” and “Big Spender.”
Even Hugh Jackman sang “Quiet Please, There’s A Lady On Stage.”
Joan’s longtime friend, Inside Edition host, Deborah Norville, spoke and Broadway star, Audra McDonald sang, “Smile,” one of Joan’s favorite songs.
Even Melissa Rivers, read a letter where she pretended to be her mother’s landlord. The best part of the emotional service was when the New York Police Department’s bagpipe band played Broadway hits like “New York, New York,” and “Give My Regards to Broadway.”
HollywoodLifers, are thoughts go out to Joan’s family and we hope they figure out what happened to her.
— Chloe Melas
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