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Joan Rivers Helps Open Surgery Center

Joan Rivers, who has openly joked about her own cosmetic surgery, stopped by a local hospital to celebrate the opening of an elective surgery center before heading to a nearby performance.

Rivers introduced Mount Clemens General Hospital Chairman Ted Wahby.

"I go to hospitals all the time and I'm excited to be at this one," she said. "From what I've read and seen, this is going to be a fantastic place."

Rivers said she likes to take advantage of events like the one held in this community just north of Detroit when they coincide with her public appearances. She was performing at nearby Warren.

The hospital opened the center earlier in the week. Outside the event, a red carpet was set up to greet guests, which some said was as a nod to Rivers' red carpet appearances as a fashion critic at the Oscars.