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Rush Limbaugh hospitalized at Queen's Medical

Rush Limbaugh Rush Limbaugh
Kahala Hotel and Resort Kahala Hotel and Resort
Queen's Medical Center Queen's Medical Center

By Tim Sakahara - bio | email

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - President Obama is vacationing here in Hawaii but it's one of his most outspoken critics who is stealing the spotlight. Rush Limbaugh is also here and was rushed to Queen's Medical Center this afternoon after 2:40 when he started feeling chest pains. An ambulance brought him to the emergency room in serious condition. His staff now says he is resting comfortably in the hospital.

The radio talk show host is wildly popular. More than 14 million people listen to him every week. He was supposed to be taking in the Aloha lifestyle while in Hawaii. He is staying at the Kahala Hotel and Resort, ironically the same hotel where President Obama held a pricey fundraiser during his campaign.

Sources at the hotel say Limbaugh started having the chest pains and needed medical treatment. They say emergency process went smoothly. The ambulance came in, picked him up and was quickly on its way to Queen's Medical Center.

The Republican Party here in Hawaii says Limbaugh had been staying in Kona, not far from another high ranking democrat, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. And since President Obama is also here so is the national press corp. who have been staking out the hospital following the Limbaugh story.

Limbaugh arrived in Hawaii December 23 and planned to stay until January 4. It's unknown if he will return to the mainland sooner. A statement on his website says he appreciates your prayers and well wishes.

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