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Imus In The Hospital

Radio host Don Imus was hospitalized with multiple injuries after being thrown from a horse at his ranch in New Mexico Sunday.

Imus suffered five broken ribs, a collapsed lung, a broken collar bone and a shoulder separation after being thrown up to 10 feet off a horse, Charles McCord, a news anchor for Imus in the Morning, told listeners Monday.

The accident happened Sunday afternoon at the ranch in Ribera, N.M., near Santa Fe.

Imus, 59, is "described in stable condition, alert and resting comfortably," McCord said. Imus is being treated by cardiologist Barry Ramo in Albuquerque, McCord said.

Imus' talk show on WFAN in New York boasts about 10 million listeners nationwide on more than 90 stations. WFAN-AM is owned by Infinity Broadcasting, a CBS subsidiary, and his program is syndicated by Infinity. It also appears on the MSNBC cable network.

"He's going to be out of commission for a little while," McCord said. Imus had been scheduled to go on vacation for the next two weeks.

"It just continues with this knucklehead, the poor guy," McCord told listeners, before reading the morning news.

Imus has said he is working to establish the 3,000-acre ranch as a haven for sick children.

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