11:21 AM EDT 03/19/2015
Originally posted 03/16/2009 10:30AM
Radio host Don Imus made light of some serious news on Monday: He has stage two prostate cancer.
"I'll be fine. If I'm not fine, then I won't be fine. And it's not a big deal," Imus, 68, said during his WABC radio show Monday morning.
"I have great confidence in my doctors," he told listeners. "The prognosis couldn't be better."
Imus said he was diagnosed last Wednesday.
The controversial radio host caused a national stir when he made a racially derogatory remark about the Rutgers women's basketball team on the air in 2007. He was fired by CBS. Later that same year, he was hired by ABC and returned to the radio.
– Marla Lehner
Originally posted 06/24/2008 07:30AM
He's been back on the air less than a year – but radio host Don Imus is already in hot water following comments he made Monday about footballer Adam Jones.
Discussing the suspended Dallas Cowboys cornerback's six arrests, Imus asked, "What color is he?" Told that the player (formerly nicknamed "Pacman") is African American, Imus responded: "There you go. Now we know."
Originally posted 11/01/2007 05:20PM
Don Imus, who was fired by CBS Radio in April for making disparaging remarks about the Rutgers women's basketball team, will return to the air Dec. 3 with New York's WABC Radio, the station's owner confirmed Thursday.
Originally posted 08/15/2007 10:00AM
Don Imus is being sued for libel, slander and defamation by a member of the Rutgers Women's Basketball team for the derogatory remarks that ended up costing the shock jock his job in April, ABC News reports.
Originally posted 04/13/2007 10:15AM
A day after Don Imus met with members of the Rutgers University women's basketball team, their coach, C. Vivian Stringer, said the team had accepted his apology.
Originally posted 04/11/2007 06:00PM
Don Imus's radio show has been dropped permanently from MSNBC, the network announced Wednesday.
Originally posted 04/09/2007 07:00PM
A day after Don Imus's radio show was suspended by MSNBC for two weeks because of his "racist, abhorrent comments," Al Roker called for the shock jock to resign.
Originally posted 11/04/1998 12:00AM
Don't expect Don Imus and Bryant Gumbel to exchange Valentines. The radio jock has been goading "The Early Show" host over Gumbel's alleged miserly ways in dealing with his estranged wife June. Last Friday Imus sent demonstrators to Gumbel's CBS studios to protest his behavior. (Only Gumbel took the day off, which many considered odd, given the basement ratings of the still relatively new morning show.) Now comes the latest volley: Gumbel's attorney, Stanley Arkin, has told The Washington Post: "Imus is a jerk. What he does is stupid and banal." Next move, Imus's.
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