January 2, 2010 / 5:07 PM / in 8 years

Rush Limbaugh says doctors found "nothing wrong"

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.

<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>

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

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