104.1 The Truth/Tucson's Jon Justice Back In Hospital For Repairs
April 9, 2012 at 4:47 AM (PT)
JOURNAL Talk KQTH (104.1 THE TRUTH)/TUCSON morning host JON JUSTICE is back in the shop, in a manner of speaking, awaiting another round of heart surgery. JUSTICE, who has had previous open heart surgery after his FEBRUARY 2009 heart attack, checked into the hospital THURSDAY after upper back pain revealed an unrelated mass around his previously-repaired aorta. Further examination showed leakage from the graft in the aorta, requiring repair.
Surgery at NORTHWEST MEDICAL CENTER in TUCSON is expected for TODAY or TUESDAY, and the restless host tells ALL ACCESS that after the repair, he hopes to be out of the hospital and back on the air soon, noting that as a "huge NASCAR DALE EARNHARDT JR. fan and with the next race scheduled for SATURDAY night, I am going to be working hard to get myself fit for discharge and home with my family by SATURDAY."
Follow the progress of JUSTICE at the station's website, 1041thetruth.com, where the host is posting blog and video updates from the ICU.