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Political Radio Host Rush Limbaugh Announces 'Advanced Lung Cancer' Diagnosis

Political Radio Host Rush Limbaugh Announces 'Advanced Lung Cancer' Diagnosis

Rush Limbaugh has announced he has been diagnosed with “advanced lung cancer.”

The 69-year-old conservative radio talk show host announced his diagnosis during The Rush Limbaugh Show on Monday (February 3).

“This day has been one of the most difficult days in recent memory, for me, because I’ve known this moment was coming,” Rush said. “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.”

Rush continued: “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. I can’t help but feel that I’m letting everybody down. The upshot is that I have been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer.”

Rush went on to say that the cancer will keep him off the air on certain days as he receives treatment.

“I hope I will be talking about this as little as necessary in the coming days, but we’ve got a great bunch of doctors, a great team assembled, we’re at full speed ahead on this,” Rush said. “It’s just now a matter of implementing what we are going to be told later this week.”

Rush said he “hopes” to be able to return to work on Thursday, before saying, “If not, it’ll be as soon as I can. Every day I’m not here I’ll be thinking of you and missing you.”

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