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Rush Limbaugh Announces He Has "Advanced Lung Cancer"

Feb 03, 2020 03:26PM ● By Flint Zerangue, Sr.

Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh announced on Monday during his nationally syndicated radio show that he had been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer.

Limbaugh told his audience that although feeling fine, he had been experienced shortness of breath since his birthday weekend in mid-January, which prompted him to seek medical attention. He continued by informing listeners that the disease will keep him off the air on certain days when he receives treatment. 

“This day has been one of the most difficult days in recent memory, for me, because I’ve known this moment was coming. 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," stated Limbaugh. " thing that I know 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... And that his hosting job had given him great satisfaction and happiness."

I have a deeply personal relationship with God that I do not proselytize about, but I do, and I have been working that relationship tremendously — Rush Limbaugh 02/03/2020

Considered the most influential radio personality among conservatives, the 69-year-old stated that he would be taking the next few days off as he and his healthcare providers consider treatment options. He hopes to be back on the air Thursday.