June 15, 2013
Don Imus Battling Prostate Cancer

Don Imus has prostate cancer, the radio personality has announced. Imus revealed the news on his "Imus in the Morning" program.

Don Imus' Prostate Cancer

Don Imus, who is 68 years old, said his prostate cancer is in what's considered "stage two." That indicates the cancer has not yet spread outside of the localized region. (From the National Cancer Institute: "In stage II, cancer is more advanced than in stage I, but has not spread outside the prostate. The Gleason score can range from 2-10. Stage II prostate cancer may also be called stage A2, stage B1, or stage B2 prostate cancer.")

"The prognosis couldn't be better," Imus said.

"I have great confidence in my doctors. I'll be fine. If I'm not fine, then I won't be fine. And it's not a big deal."

Imus has seen his share of controversy over the years. He was fired from CBS Radio following his comments about the Rutgers women's basketball team in 2007 (he referred to them as "nappy-headed hos"). He has since moved his program over to the ABC Radio Network.