Don Imus Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer

Radio host tells audience of diagnosis
By Clay Dillow,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 16, 2009 10:00 AM CDT
Rev. Al Sharpton, left, and radio personality Don Imus appear face-to-face on Rev. Sharpton's radio show in New York on April 9, 2007.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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(Newser) – Shock-jock Don Imus, best known for stirring near-universal ire with his "nappy-headed hos" comment, announced on-air this morning that he has stage 2 prostate cancer, WCBS-TV in New York reports. Imus, 68, voiced confidence that "his doctors will beat it," Fox News reports, and speculated that the disease was caused by stress.

"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." (Read more Don Imus stories.)