Lance McAlister, in my opinion the best sports talk host in town, explains why he's been off the air in his blog posting late last night. He writes: "Good news... I'm alive and blogging. Bad news.... I'm in the hospital and need a pacemaker. What a wild couple of days." After experiencing chest pains, he went to the ER on Tuesday -- and fainted. Then he flatlined for 60 seconds. Basically, his life turned into an episode from "House."
Lance, the afternoon host on WCKY-AM (1530 Homer), credits a September column by Enquirer baseball writer John Fay about getting a stent for a 90% blockage of an atery for convincing him to go to the ER Tuesday. He'll be blogging and answering emails from the hospital today, then have a pacemaker installed Friday. You can read the whole blog here. And here's his email.
Lance is one (of the many) good guys in broadcasting here. He truly has a big heart. Wish him well, and keep him in your prayers.
And here's my question: If you were Lance's heart doctor, would you advise him not to watch the Bengals-Steelers game tonight? Is his heart strong enough to take it? Is anyone's heart strong enough?