Rush Limbaugh has been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. He told the news himself to his audience. He said that two institutions confirm this diagnosis after the speculation that there is something wrong with him.
Limbaugh said on his program, “I wish I didn’t have to tell you this, and I thought about not telling anybody. I thought about trying to do this without anybody knowing because I don’t like making things about me.”
He then continued and said, “But there are going to be days when I am not going to be able to be here because I’m undergoing treatment, or I’m reacting to treatment.” Before any of this news would leak, he might as well let his listeners know about his situation first.
He said that he was first experiencing breath shortness. He told his listeners that he would be away for specific numbers of days for several testing and to know about options for treatment. He said he would hope to return on air on Thursday. He was saying, “It is what it is. This has happened, and I intend to come here every day I can.”
This Republican is from Missouri. He first launched his The Rush Limbaugh across the nation in 1988. His website tells that million of listeners on more than 600 stations all over the US.
He came into the limelight as a central figure for the conservative media and as someone who makes a good impact regarding his stance on Republican candidates.
He is known for controversial remarks, including that 2012 situation with the Georgetown Law Student, which led to advertisers leaving his shows. He rarely backtracks and is known for not apologizing.
During an interview in 2007, he mentioned, “When it comes to the war on terror, when it comes to tax policy, to me, defeating, politically, people I disagree with is the order of the day, and I don’t think I defeat them by compromising with them.”
He was asked to write his hopes for a newspaper in 2008 on the new Obama administration, and according to Zev Chafets, who wrote a book about him, “Limbaugh told his audience that he didn’t need four hundred words. Four would suffice: ‘I hope he fails,’”
Though he didn’t support Trump during the 2016 election, he defended him recently and even slammed Fox, saying “Fox Never Trumper Network”. He also praised the president for uniting the Republican Party. “I think it is gonna be more and more obvious the Republican Party is Trump’s party,” he said.
Many have commented and showed support regarding his health news, including Megyn Kelly, who said, “a man who loves this country and his listeners dearly, and is a tireless warrior for things he holds dear.” She continued, “Do what you do so well, Rush – FIGHT.”
Other politicians sent Tweets of support, Sen. Lindsey Graham said: “Like so many who believe in the conservative cause, wishing #RushLimbaugh all the best in his fight against cancer.”
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