Rush Returns With Story Of Illness
January 7, 2010 at 4:30 AM (PT)
RUSH LIMBAUGH told listeners WEDNESDAY (1/6) on his first day back from both vacation and his heart scare in HAWAII that his illness was preceded by two weeks of intense shoulder, neck and back pain due to a possible pinched nerve or herniated disk, with side effects from medication that included hearing loss.
LIMBAUGH got a spinal epidural to help him with the pain once he arrived in HAWAII, then flew to KONA for golf; after returning to HONOLULU, the chest pain came on as a "slow build" while in his hotel room waiting for his girlfriend to return from the spa. "I've often wondered what a heart attack felt like," LIMBAUGH said. "I figured you wanted to be prepared for it. And I'd never felt that and you hear people talk about chest pains all the time, you start thinking these things when your weight fluctuates and you're 59 years old, which I will be shortly."
LIMBAUGH said that his tests came back "totally clear. Zilch, zero, nada blockage. There was no heart disease, nothing, zilch. The doctors were all stunned, my cholesterol, both cholesterols, normal, which has always been the case." He continued into a discussion of how his praise of his medical service did not constitute support of "OBAMAcare," noting that he paid for his treatment without insurance.
The transcript of LIMBAUGH's return to the air is available at LIMBAUGH's website.
Meanwhile, CHICAGO's SECOND CITY comedy improvisational troupe is continuing with its previously-announced plans for "RUSH LIMBAUGH! THE MUSICAL," a parody show to be performed in the troupe's secondary E.T.C. room on TUESDAYs and WEDNESDAYs in FEBRUARY.