It’s not exactly the type behaviour you’d expect from a medical professional.
The doctor who was performing a biopsy on Joan Rivers’ vocal cords reportedly stopped to take a selfie with the star in the procedure room while she was under anesthesia.
Just moments later, the 81-year-old comic went into cardiac arrest.
While the physician hasn’t been publicly identified, it is thought to be Rivers’ personal ear-nose-throat doctor.
A source revealed the shocking claims to CNN after a staff member at Manhattan’s Yorkville Endoscopy clinic has told death investigators about the doctor’s supposed actions.
Yesterday it was claimed that the last ever voice recording of Joan had been released where the comic could alledgely be heard complaining about her throat.
Sounding exhausted and coughing several times in the clip, which was posted on YouTube Monday night, the fashion Police host starts out saying, “I told you I didn’t feel good. My voice has been bothering me. I don’t know what it is. So why do I feel like s**t? I’m tired already.”
She then tries to read the script, but keeps saying things like, “I feel sick” and “My voice is bothering me. I can’t. I have to do it again.”
It ends with her griping “That’s it — I don’t feel good. F**k!”.
The recording took place the day she went in for minor, elective vocal chord surgery during which she went into cardiac arrest – before dying the following week.
Joan was recording a radio ad promoting her frequent opening act Brad Zimmerman’s upcoming off-Broadway show, My Son the Waiter, a Jewish Tragedy.
However, the late star’s representative Judy Katz has now disputed the recording, telling The Post: “The recording is a fraud. Joan never made any such tape.
“This is a publicity stunt that was created by Brad Zimmerman and his public relations representative, Beck Lee, and is wholly disrespectful to the memory of Joan Rivers.”
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