Doctor Took Selfie While Joan Rivers Was Under Anesthesia at Yorkville Endoscopy Clinic [WATCH VIDEO]

By Ambika Thakur | 4 years ago
Doctor Took Selfie While Joan Rivers Was Under Anesthesia at Yorkville Endoscopy Clinic [WATCH VIDEO]
/NEW YORK, New York (May 24)–USO Woman of the Year, Joan Rivers poses for a shot with USO Servicemember of the Year Petty Officer 1st Class Robert Fairchild and his award at the USO luncheon held at the Pierre Hotel here May 24.PA3 Mike Hvozda

While the globe continues to bewail the loss of Joan Rivers some absolutely awful fact are exposed by media.  CNN has busted outrageous news about what happened inside Rivers’  procedure room at Yorkville Endoscopy clinic on Aug. 28, 2014.  Read on to learn more about Movie News Guide’s (MNG) report about  the doctor used the chance to take a selfie while the TV personality was under anesthesia.

According to the report her personal doctor actually took a photo inside Rivers’ procedure room just before the legendary comedienne went into cardiac arrest and stopped breathing. But the authenticity of Joan Rivers’ ‘Last’ Recording is under investigation. Joan Rivers’ representative is saying that the ‘last’ recording of the late comedienne are not her.

CNN reported that a “staff member” at Yorkville Endoscopy, where 81-year-old went into cardiac arrest, notified and “told investigators that the doctor, who has not been openly identified, took a photo in the procedure room while Rivers was under anesthesia.”

The CNN report stated that  Rivers’ scheduled Yorkville Endoscopy doctor, Dr. Lawrence Cohen, performed his procedure first. Then, a doctor the source quoted as saying her  “personal ear-nose-throat physician” performed a biopsy on her vocal cords. That is when he clicked the snaps and she stopped breathing in a while and died on Sept. 4, 2014.

This unfortunate incident has put a big question mark on the reputation of the Yorkville Endoscopy clinic. ABC News reported On Sept. 12, 2014, that Dr. Lawrence Cohen was no longer with the medial center. “The gastroenterologist who performed the endoscopy on Joan Rivers is no longer performing procedures at the facility where the comedienne and actress went into cardiac arrest,” “Dr. Lawrence Cohen, the medical director of the facility, was asked to leave Yorkville Endoscopy and has since stepped down,” stated ABC News.

If this report is based on fact, this conduct is so heartbreaking and awful. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with Joan’s family and friends during this trying time.

And that’s it for MNG’s report about Joan Rivers being photographed a while before her death.  For more celebrity news coming up, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG). Check out the video below:

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Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons/ PA3 Mike Hvozda


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