Joan Rivers bemoaned a problem with her voice in what may be the last audio recording the legendary comedian made before a doomed treatment for her vocal cords.
At the start of the clip, the 81-year-old Rivers can be heard coughing.
‘I told [you] I didn’t feel good,’ she says. ‘My voice has been bothering me. I don’t know what it is…I feel like s**t. I’m tired already.’
Later that day Rivers went in to Yorkville Endoscopy for an elective procedure on her vocal cords. A week later, she passed away.
Read the excerpts fro the interview below
‘Hi, I’m Joan Rivers, can we talk?’ she says. ‘About..Brad Zimmerman…he waited on tables for 29 years – stupid, or what – before he got up the nerve to write a hilarious show. Stupid! He’s dumber than Heidi Abromowitz!’
Heidi was an fictional character created by Rivers who she referred to as ‘tramp of the century.’
‘This is terrible copy. Who wrote this crap?’ Rivers continues. ‘I feel sick… Anyway, the critics are calling it hilarious, a total must-see, and I love him, too. So don’t wait 29 years to see my friend.’
As she wraps up her first attempt she worries she needs a take two.
‘My voice is bothering me…I can’t…I have to do it again,’ she says.
‘Coming to the Triad Theater, starting October 10 through New Year’s,’ she starts up again. ‘I have better things to do on New Year’s than this s**t!’
After one last plug for the show she signs off for good