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Joan Rivers Has Surgery

June 19, 1986|From Associated Press

Joan Rivers underwent scheduled surgery today for a hysterectomy and a tummy tuck at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a spokesman for the comedian said.

The spokesman, Richard Grant, would not disclose the reason for the hysterectomy, which involves removal of the uterus. The tummy tuck will also help eradicate the hysterectomy scar, he added. "She figured as long as she's under and having it done, she might as well beautify America," Grant said. Rivers, 53, is expected to remain in the hospital for about a week, he added.

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