Rush in hospital

Jim kd7nnv at GMAIL.COM
Wed Dec 30 21:51:03 MST 2009,2933,581552,00.html

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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