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. Read more...
When I heard the report on Fox News last evening that Rush had been taken to the hospital and was in serious condition, I felt fear...just as if it had been a family member. We listen to his radio show every day, so he has become part of our routine. Our car has a list of his radio stations so that when we travel away from home, we can catch his program while on the road. We even went to his show in Philadelphia at the Academy of Music to see him in person...that's where he put the Harry Reid letter up for auction on E-bay.
Rush is part of our lives and one of the greatest freedom fighters in this country. Let's keep him in our prayers and hope that he has a quick and complete recovery. The new year will bring many challenges and we need Rush's insight and commentary as we fight the good fight against the tyranny of our present administration.
I have linked to William Shatner's recent interview with Rush. I just saw it for the first time and found it very personal and interesting. If you haven't seen it, take a few minutes to listen to Rush speak about himself and his family. The transcript is also available at the link. See the video at Rush Limbaugh.com.
UPDATE: Keep posted on Rush here.