According to FoxNews.com, Mr. Imus speculated on air that the cancer could be a result of stress. Discussing his diagnosis on the show, Mr. Imus said, “The day you find out is fine. But the next morning when you get up, your knees are shaking. I didn’t think I could make it to work.”
In a statement, a spokesman for Mr. Imus said: “Don appreciates the good wishes he’s already received from his listeners and viewers. After years at the Imus Ranch surrounded by inspirational children battling cancer, Don is well-prepared to fight this. And no, this does not make him eligible for the kids’ rodeo competition.”Mr. Imus was heavily criticized in 2007 for making disparaging remarks on air about the Rutgers women’s basketball team; his shows on CBS Radio and MSNBC were canceled, but he resumed broadcasting on ABC later that year.