Honolulu – Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh was taken to a hospital after suffering chest pains and was resting comfortably Wednesday, his radio program said in a statement.
“Rush was admitted to and is resting comfortably in a Honolulu hospital today after suffering chest pains,” the statement said. “Rush appreciates your prayers and well wishes and will keep you updated via rushlimbaugh.com and on his radio program.”
Kit Carson, Limbaugh’s chief of staff, said he had no further information on Limbaugh’s condition.
He said the 58-year-old left for his usual Christmas vacation on Dec. 23 and is due to return to his show on Jan. 4. Carson didn’t have any information on whether that schedule would change….
Honolulu television station KITV reported Wednesday that paramedics took Limbaugh to The Queens Medical Center in serious condition from the Kahala Hotel and Resort.
Limbaugh was seen golfing at Waialae Country Club – a country club next to the hotel – earlier this week, KITV said….
A little more from Radio Business Report:
Happened Wednesday, 12/30/09 Mid-afternoon, 2:40p Hawaii time. All reports have Limbaugh resting comfortably and would send the night in the hospital for observation.
KITV-TV first reported on Limbaugh who was at the Kahala Hotel and Resort, a short distance from where the Osama’s [sic] were staying. Reported on CNN that a hospital source stated at the time of Limbaugh being admitted that his condition was ‘serious’ but there were no further details, which most likely will be made available after a series of test are conducted….
According to local news accounts the good news is Limbaugh was awake and sitting in a chair when paramedic arrived and reports stated Limbaugh told the paramedics he was taking medication for back problems. What medication is unknown, which could be a contributing factor to the chest pain….
Last, looks like the cigars are gonna have to go.
Yep. Get well soon, Rush.
[Top photo via The Raw Story; bottom photo via Radio Business Report]