Rush Limbaugh Announces He Has Advanced Lung Cancer
By R.J. Johnson - @rickerthewriter
February 3, 2020
Limbaugh, 69, said he would likely miss some shows in order to undergo treatment.
"This day has been one of the most difficult days in recent memory, for me, because I’ve known this moment was coming," Limbaugh said on his show Monday. "I’m sure that you all know by now that I really don’t like talking about myself and I don’t like making things about me… one thing that I know, that has happened over the 31-plus years of this program is that there has been an incredible bond that had developed between all of you and me."
Limbaugh told his audience that his job as a conservative commentator has provided him with some of the "greatest satisfaction and happiness" in his life.
"So, I have to tell you something today that I wish I didn’t have to tell you. It’s a struggle for me, because I had to inform my staff earlier today,” he said. "I can’t help but feel that I’m letting everybody down with. The upshot is that I have been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer."
Rich Bressler, President, COO and CFO of iHeartMedia issued a statement on Rush's announcement:
"Rush Limbaugh shared with us the news that he has been diagnosed with lung cancer. Over his last 31 years on-air he has developed a deeply personal relationship with his listeners and he intends to remain on the air, being there with his audience. I know millions of people nationwide join me and all of iHeart in wishing him a full recovery.
"Rush is both a colleague and a dear friend, and I know he will handle the situation with courage and grace. Our thoughts are with him and his family and we are supporting them in every way," Bressler said.
Rush Limbaugh just announced on his radio program he has been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. Says there will be days he won't be able to be there due to treatment...— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) February 3, 2020
I personally wish RUSH LIMBAUGH a painless recovery from his LUNG CANCER. And want to thank him for opening the door to so many in talk radio. GET WELL SOON RUSH!— Michael Savage (@ASavageNation) February 3, 2020
Nobody should have to endure cancer. I don't wish it on anyone. I hope Rush Limbaugh is able to recover from his advanced lung cancer. I hope America invests money, time & research in finding a cure & there's affordable health care for those who are facing this terrible disease.— Wajahat "Shaped by the American Coastland" Ali (@WajahatAli) February 3, 2020
Rush Limbaugh's announcement that he is battling advanced lung cancer is such sad news - I wish him a speedy recovery - will pray for him and his family. Love you Rush!— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) February 3, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with Rush Limbaugh during these very difficult times.— Nick Adams (@NickAdamsinUSA) February 3, 2020
Stage IV Lung Cancer is no joke, we need to all offer up our prayers for this incredible patriot!
God Bless You, Rush!!
Just got word that #RushLimbaugh announced he's dealing with lung cancer. He's set to start treatment and says he'll continue to work while taking some time off for said treatment. He's a pioneer in my business and I've looked up to him for 30 years. I pray for remission!— Joe Pags Pagliarulo (@JoeTalkShow) February 3, 2020
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