by digby

You've probably heard that Rush Limbaugh is in the hospital in serious condition. Evidently he had chest pains, although to my knowledge,they haven't released any information about what might have caused them.

However, this indicates that he may have been back on some kind of heavy medication:

KITV now reports that Limbaugh was sitting in a chair in his ninth-floor hotel room at Kahala Hotel and Resort when paramedics arrived. KITV reported that sources said Limbaugh told emergency crews that he was having chest pains and had been taking medication for back trouble.

He's lost a lot of weight, very quickly. A lot. And if I'm not mistaken, one of the side effects of his earlier addiction was weight loss. (At least it coincided with his addiction.) So maybe that's the problem. On the other hand, he's a very big, middle aged man who smokes. So it may just be the obvious.

I won't make any unkind remarks about his predicament, but I can't help but note how he behaves in similar circumstances. He really doesn't deserve any decency.