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Imus announces he has prostate cancer

Monday, March 16, 2009

Don Imus announced on his radio show Monday morning that he has stage II prostate cancer.

The 68-year-old Imus made the surprise announcement on his radio show at around 7:30 a.m.

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He told his listeners he has full faith "his doctors will beat it."

He did not say when he was starting treatment.

To learn more about prostate cancer, go to http://www.cancer.org/docroot/CRI/CRI_2x.asp?sitearea=&dt=36.

"The day you find out is fine," he said. "But the next morning when you get up, your knees are shaking. I didn't think I could make it to work."

Wearing black sunglasses and slumped behind his microphone, Imus speculated that the cancer may have come from stress.

Imus works now for the ABC Radio Networks and rural RFD-TV after being fired by CBS Radio and MSNBC in spring 2007 for referring to the Rutgers women's basketball team as "nappy-headed hos."


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