Rush Limbaugh confirmed he was suffering from cancer in February 2020 during his radio show.
Rush Limbaugh, one of the prominent political radio hosts in the USA, confirmed he is suffering from terminal lung cancer. According to CNN, Limbaugh made this announcement during his radio show, The Rush Limbaugh Show. He said, "The scans did show some progression of cancer. It's not dramatic, but it is the wrong direction."
The host added that his doctors have changed his medication in the hopes of delaying the progression of the cancerous cells.
The host stated, "It's tough to realize that the days where I do not think I'm under a death sentence are over." He continued, "Now, we all are, is the point. We all know that we're going to die at some point, but when you have a terminal disease diagnosis that has a time frame to it, then that puts a different psychological and even physical awareness to it."
The news comes soon after Limbaugh claimed his heath was on the mend. A week ago, the host stated, his cancer "had been reduced, and it had become manageable."
Limbaugh first opened up about his cancer battle in February 2020, after it was disgnosed on 20 January 2020. The 69-year-old stated, "I wish I didn't have to tell you this, and I thought about not trying to tell anybody, I thought about trying to do this without anybody knowing, because I don't like making things about me," according to CNN.
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CNN: Rush Limbaugh says he has been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer.https://t.co/QXgGXvGlPp
But "there are going to be days that I'm not going to be able to be here, because I will be undergoing treatment, or I'm reacting to treatment," continued the host.
He also told his listeners that he intended to keep hosting the show as he did for the last 30 years. "My intention is to come here everyday I can and to do this program as normally and as competently and as expertly as I do each and every day, because that is the source of my greatest satisfaction," said Limbaugh.
Conservative talk radio legend Rush Limbaugh told listeners Monday that he can no longer deny he’s “under a death sentence” due to the progression of his stage 4 lung cancer.https://t.co/zz3pToY0IF— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) October 19, 2020
His diagnosis shocked his fans. Many took to social media to wish him well. "Say a prayer today for my fellow talker Rush @limbaugh who just announced he has lung cancer and will be undergoing treatment. America needs his voice!" tweeted Lars Larson, according to CNN. Politicians, too, came to support the host during his tough times. "Sending prayers to him, his family, and his show staff for the coming days ahead," wrote Congressman Mark Meadows on Twitter.