More details and updates as they become available
UPDATE: I know it's tempting for folks to wish this man ill right now. God only knows he's earned the Karma. But before you do, I want you to remember this.
HE WANTS YOU TO.
He welcomes it because:
a) The controversy feeds into is ego and validates everything he stands for - division, hate and negativity.
b) He and his ilk are looking forward to holding this over our heads for many, many years to come.
So kids, if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all.
There is a report that Chris Cuomo is reporting Limbaugh is dead. THIS IS A FALSE REPORT BEING CIRCULATED ON TWITTER. Please do not retweet. There is no confirmation.
OK, if you can't stay silent, and you don't want to be nice, may I suggest at least being creative?
KHON is also reporting on the incident
KHON2 has learned that conservative radio host, Rush Limbaugh was taken from the Kahala Hotel in an ambulance just after 2:40 p.m. Wednesday.
Sources say the 58 year old was suffering chest pains before the ambulance arrived.
EMS confirms a male was taken from the hotel in serious condition.
He is a guest at the Kahala Hotel and Resort.
The Hawaii republican party says Limbaugh was in Kona on the Big Island two days ago.
No other information was available on his condition.
We'll have more information as it becomes available.
Not much in the way of information, but this apprears to be the first independent confirmation from a Hawaiian news org we have so far.
I have a single, unconfirmed report that Limbaugh's status has been downgraded from "serious" to "critical". THIS IS UNCONFIRMED. I will either provide links or take this update down, depending on further information.
I wanted to pluck this out of the comments.
Trust me, when you're lying in the hospital, barely clinging on to life, the last thing you're thinking about is your political enemies. I just got the news and I immediately said a prayer for Rush Limbaugh. I'm a devout christian. I don't care how much Rush hates me or anybody else in this world and especially here in my dkos home. As a follower of Christ it is incumbent upon me to obey the Lord and the Lord told me to pray for my enemies. I think it is safe to say that Rush fits into that category. It is my fervent prayer that he recovers with a change of heart towards his fellow brothers and sisters. If not, then I'll still keep loving Rush the man and opposing his politics of hate with all my power.
Remember kids, if nothing else, Karma's a bitch, and she doesn't take sides.
Latestfrom KITV, Honolulu:
Limbaugh, 58, suffered from chest pains, sources said. Limbaugh was sitting in a chair in his ninth-floor hotel room at the Kahala when emergency crews arrived, sources said. He told medical crews that he was taking medication for a back problem, sources said.
Paramedics treated him and took him to Queen's Medical Center in serious condition. He will not be released from the hospital on Wednesday night, sources said.
And from TMZ.com
UPDATE: 11:29 PM EST -- Sources inside the hotel tell TMZ the hotel took drastic measures to get the mystery patient -- reported to be Rush Limbaugh -- out of the resort without being seen.
We're told hotel security shut down a wing of the hotel and the guest elevators -- the patient was transported using the employee elevator bank.
It's 12:40 EST and I haven't seen anything new that can be independently confirmed for over an hour, so I'm signing off for now. If anything breaks, here are some links for you to keep checking in on:
Hawaii News Now
Limbaugh Twitter Search
Ed Henry (CNN) Twitter feed
This will likely be my final update unless the situation changes considerably (It is New Year's Eve after all!)
According to reports, Limbaugh's condition hasn't changed much, although they state he's "resting comfortably". Oh that, and they pimp his website (always the capitalist, Rush. And no, I won't link.)
Popular talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh is recovering in a Honolulu hospital today, hours after being admitted for chest pains he suffered while on vacation. "Rush was admitted to and is resting comfortably in a Honolulu hospital today, after suffering chest pains," according to a statement from "The Rush Limbaugh Program."
"Rush appreciates your prayers and well wishes, and he will keep you updated via RushLimbaugh.com."
Limbaugh had been scheduled to return to his talk show Jan. 4 but a spokesman told ABC News that it is unclear whether he will be back by then.
Paramedics arrived at the Kahala Hotel and Resort at 2:41 p.m. Wednesday and found Limbaugh, 58, sitting in a chair in his ninth-floor hotel room, according to ABC's Honolulu affiliate KITV.
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