Breaking: Rush Limbaugh rushed to hospital in Honolulu

From KITV (ABC):

Conservative radio talk host Rush Limbaugh was rushed to a Honolulu hospital on Wednesday afternoon with chest pains, sources told KITV.

[KITV UPDATED the following details] 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. [end update]

Paramedics responded to the call at 2:41 p.m. at the Kahala Hotel and Resort.

Limbaugh suffered from chest pains, sources said. Paramedics treated him and took him to Queen’s Medical Center in serious condition.

He was seen golfing at Waialae Country Club earlier this week. The country club is next to the Kahala Hotel and Resort.

TMZ Update: According to the report, Rush was in “serious condition” when he arrived to the hospital.

UPDATE: It’s been confirmed paramedics did respond to the Hotel Kahala at 2:41 to attend to someone with “chest discomfort.”

UPDATE: From Opie Radio on Twitter: Rush Limbaugh taken to the hospital in serious condition. My source says, “It’s not good!”

UPDATE: It’s being reported via twitter that ABC has stated that Rush is now in stable condition.

UPDATE: KITV has confirmed that Rush will not be released on Wednesday night.

Miscellaneous Information update from TMZ: 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.

UPDATE: Opie Radio on Twitter is reporting “My source is saying that there will be a statement from the hospital within the hour on Rush Limbaugh!”

UPDATE via CNN at 1:16am est: Rush was admitted to and is resting comfortably in a Honolulu hospital today after suffering chest pains. Rush appreciates your prayers and well wishes and he will keep you updated via and on his radio program.”

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