Joan Rivers magic (plastic surgery) number: 739


You know how sometimes you watch TV with your friends or family and all of a sudden Joan Rivers appears and someone always comments: “Man, she probably had over 500 plastic surgeries, she’s like 100 years old.”

Well believe it or not, Rivers is just 78. Oh, and she also had 739 surgical procedures. Seven hundred thirty-nine! In an interview with the Australian Daily Telegraph, Rivers admitted that having plastic surgery for her is kind of like going to Starbucks for other people, except that the coffee at the clinic is probably better.

“Every weekend I just go in and I do something new. I get a 10th one free. It’s a little like coffee you just keep going,” Joan said.

Rivers, who’s new reality TV show “Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best” is threatening to kill your TV from the inside, was interviewed alongside her daughter Melissa, who apparently is not really happy with her mom’s knife fetish: “At one point I start to think the risk outweighs the reward, so I wanted my mom to know how I felt about it and I think I made myself fairly clear.”

That didn’t really work out, though Joan is taking pride in one thing she hasn’t done yet: a tattoo. Melissa joked that her mom should tattoo her home number on her body, with the message: “If lost, please call Betty White.”

By the way, in case anyone wants to catch up with Rivers, it should take a little more than 14 years of weekly surgical procedures to get to 739. I know it’s a long time, but think about how uncomfortably accurate your Joan Rivers Halloween costume will be in 2026.



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