The Latest On Limbaugh: 'Stable' Condition, Tests Ordered
Sources Say Limbaugh Was Taking Meds For Back Pain
December 31, 2009 at 6:42 AM (PT)
In a noon ET update, THE NY DAILY NEWS reported that RUSH LIMBAUGH is in "good, stable condition" in a HONOLULU hospital, but will "undergo a complete medical examination." YESTERDAY, he was admitted for chest pains he suffered while on vacation. A statement released by his syndicated radio program told well wishers, "RUSH appreciates your prayers and well wishes, and he will keep you updated via RUSHLIMBAUGH.COM."
A spokesman told ABC NEWS that it is unclear the incident will delay LIMBAUGH's scheduled to return to his talk show JAN. 4th.
New Details Emerge
Two HONOLULU TV stations have added some new details to LIMBAUGH's incident. Sources told KITV that LIMBAUGH informed medical crews that he was taking medication for a back problem. When the decision was made to take him to the hospital, KHON reports that "Hotel security took several steps not to reveal LIMBAUGH's condition, which included disabling guest elevators so he would not be seen leaving the KAHALA on a stretcher."
Unfortunately, someone at WIKIPEDIA got a bit antsy on being the first to post LIMBAUGH's obit. According to RADARONLINE.COM, shortly after midnight (ET), the following item was posted on his page:
RUSH HUDSON LIMBAUGH III (born JANUARY 12th, 1951, died DECEMBER 30th, 2009) is an American radio host and conservative political commentator. He is the host of The RUSH LIMBAUGH Show, the highest-rated talk-radio program in the UNITED STATES. It airs throughout the U.S. on PREMIERE RADIO NETWORKS.
About 15 minutes later, WIKIPEDIA admitted the erroneous posting and pulled the obit off the page.