Don Imus: Says that he has prostate cancer
Famous radio personality Don Imus said that he has prostate cancer and at the same time expressed confidence in a full recovery.
Sixty eight year old Imus made the announcement on Monday on his morning show from New York, which will be aired on ABC Radio Networks and cable’s RFD-TV. He also added that he was in dilemma whether to make the news public or not. However he took the decision that he should since he might have to miss some work due to treatment.
“I’m changing the name of the Imus Cattle Ranch for Kids with Cancer to the Imus Cattle Ranch for Kids with cancer and me,” added Imus regarding his charity to help children with cancer.
Imus added that he has early stage of cancer, which means that it has not spread outside the prostate.
A one-time shock jock who presently does a show heavy on the media and politics, Imus was fired by CBS Radio and MSNBC in spring 2007 for a racial slur of the Rutgers women’s basketball team. Later he sought apology. He has built his radio network back to the level it was before the incident, though his influence has waned.
Imus also added that he was surprised more than anything about the diagnosis, since has been following a healthy diet for the past decade.