Rush Limbaugh says doctors found "nothing wrong"

Sat Jan 2, 2010 12:05pm EST
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LOS ANGELES Jan 2 - (Reuters) - Influential conservative U.S. radio host Rush Limbaugh said on Friday doctors had found nothing wrong with him after he was hospitalized this week in Hawaii with sharp chest pains.

Limbaugh, 58, underwent an angiogram, or an imaging of the arteries and heart, to determine what caused the pain "like I have never experienced before," he said.

"They found absolutely nothing wrong. It was a blessing. No arterial disease, no coronary disease whatsoever," Limbaugh told reporters at Honolulu's Queen's Medical Center, where he was rushed on Wednesday from a nearby resort.

It was unclear when Limbaugh would return to his top-rated radio show, with 20 million listeners weekly. But he did use the news conference to take a jab at Democrats and their top policy priority -- healthcare reform that aims to give coverage to 47 million uninsured Americans and lower costs.

"Based on what happened to me here, I don't think there is one thing wrong with the American healthcare system. It is working just fine," he said.

Limbaugh, a multimillionaire, said he got no special treatment, but the staff made his stay "almost like a hotel."

(Writing by Mary Milliken; editing by Todd Eastham)

<p>Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh speaks at a forum hosted by the Heritage Foundation in Washington, in this June 23, 2006 file photo. REUTERS/Micah Walter/Files</p>