Update: Tests show nothing wrong with Limbaugh’s heart
Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh is due to be released from a Honolulu hospital after tests showed nothing wrong with his heart, the Associated Press reported on Friday evening.
“The pain was real, and they don’t know what caused it,” Limbaugh said.
Limbaugh had been rushed to a Honolulu hospital “in serious condition” Wednesday afternoon after complaining of chest pains.
ABC affiliate KITV reported that paramedics took the arch-conservative radio host to Queen’s Medical Center just after 2:30 p.m. local time Wednesday after he complained of chest pains at the resort where he was spending the holidays.
“Coincidentally, his visit comes at a time when two of the nation’s most powerful Democrats, President Barack Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, are also staying in Hawaii,” the news station reported.
The report was then corroborated by Fox affiliate KHON.
Limbaugh has a long and public history of health problems. Besides his predilection for cigars and obvious weight problem, the conservative radio icon also has a storied history of prescription drug abuse.
Late Wednesday, a message at his website stated, “Rush was admitted to a Honolulu hospital today and is resting comfortably after suffering chest pains. Rush appreciates your prayers and well wishes. He will keep you updated via RushLimbaugh.com and on Thursday’s radio program.”
Rumor that Limbaugh passed on rocketed across the Internet Wednesday evening.
Suddenly, Rush Limbaugh and Eminem have something in common – the victim of fake dead reports. While Eminem and Nick Jonas have dominated false death reports of winter 2009, Limbaugh is yet another in a series of celebrities that heats up death reports on the mere indication of a hospitalization. Another recent such victim was Tiger Woods’ mother-in-law, also hospitalized this winter.