Rush in hospital
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Wed Dec 30 21:51:03 MST 2009
HONOLULU — Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh was taken to
a hospital with chest pains on Wednesday, a Honolulu television station
Paramedics responded to a call at 2:41 p.m. from the Kahala Hotel and
Resort where Limbaugh is vacationing, KITV reported. The station, citing
unnamed sources, said the 58-year-old Limbaugh was taken to The Queens
Medical Center in serious condition.
Queens spokeswoman N. Makana Shook says the hospital is unable to
comment on the report.
Emergency Medical Services spokesman Bryan Cheplic said paramedics took
a male of unknown age to an area hospital from the Kahala Hotel and
Resort. He said he had no further information.
Limbaugh was seen golfing at Waialae Country Club earlier this week,
KITV said. The country club is next to the Kahala hotel.
For privacy reasons, hotel spokeswoman Sheila Donnelly Theroux said she
was unable to acknowledge that Limbaugh is a guest.
In 2001, Limbaugh reported he had lost most of his hearing due to an
autoimmune inner-ear disease. He had surgery to have an electronic
device placed in his skull to restore his hearing.
Two years later Limbaugh acknowledged he was addicted to pain medicine.
He blamed the addiction on severe back pain, and took a five-week leave
from his radio show to enter rehab.
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