Rush Limbaugh announces he has 'advanced lung cancer'

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  1. Rush Limbaugh announces he has 'advanced lung cancer'

    By Brian Flood | Fox News

    Rush Limbaugh says he has advanced lung cancer

    69-year-old conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh says he was experiencing shortness of breath before seeing doctors who discovered the issue.

    Talk radio king Rush Limbaugh stunned his 27-million member audience Monday with the announcement he's been diagnosed with "advanced lung cancer." The 69-year-old conservative talk pioneer closed his broadcast with the grim news, saying he will be leaving his golden EIB microphone for treatment, but hopes to return soon.

    “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. “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.”

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    The conservative radio icon then told his audience that his job has provided him with the “greatness satisfaction and happiness” of 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. The upshot is that I have been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer.”

    Limbaugh told listeners that the disease will keep him off the air on certain days when he receives treatment. He said the diagnosis has been confirmed by two medical institutions since he first realized something was wrong on January 12 when he experienced shortness of breath.

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    “I thought about not telling anybody,” he said. “It is what it is. You know me, I’m the mayor of Realville. This has happened and my intention is to come here every day I can, and do this program as normally and competently and expertly as I do each and every day because that is the source of my greatest satisfaction professionally, personally.”

    “I told the staff today that 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,” he said. "I am, at the moment, experiencing zero symptoms."

    Limbaugh said he will undergo further testing and plans to “push ahead and keep everything as normal” as he can.

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    Radio personality Rush Limbaugh introduces President Donald Trump at the start of a campaign rally Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in Cape Girardeau, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    “I felt that I had to tell you because that’s the kind of relationship that I feel like I have with those of you in this audience,” he said. “Over the years, a lot of people have been very nice, telling me how much this program has meant to them but, whatever that is, it pales in comparison to what you all have meant to me.”

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    The radio veteran -- widely considered one of the most powerful voices in conservative media -- said he “can’t describe” the feeling but he’s aware his audience understands him.

    “The rest of the world may not,” Limbaugh said. “But I know that you do.”

    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
    Limbaugh called his listeners one of “the greatest sources of confidence” that he’s ever had in his life.

    “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,” Limbaugh said. “It’s just now a matter of implementing what we are going to be told later this week.”

    He said he “hopes” to be back on Thursday.

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    “If not, it’ll be as soon as I can,” Limbaugh said. “Every day I’m not here, I’ll be thinking of you and missing you.”

    Limbaugh’s name began trending on social media within minutes of shocking announcement as countless users offered thoughts and prayers.
     
  2. Terrible news. :(
     
  3. #Karmaforwin for a low-life, may he find some empathy and compassion before he meets his maker. thoughts and prayers :cool:
     
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  4. Pekelo

    Pekelo

    Rush lied for years about the dangers of lung cancer and smoking/second hand smoke:

    CALLER: If you’re in an environment where somebody smokes, you can get secondhand disease from —

    RUSH: No.

    CALLER: — secondhand smoke.

    RUSH: No. You can’t. That is a myth. That has been disproven at the World Health Organization and the report was suppressed. There is no fatality whatsoever. There’s no even major sickness component associated with secondhand smoke. It may irritate you, and you may not like it, but it will not make you sick, and it will not kill you.


    CDC: "Secondhand smoke exposure contributes to approximately 41,000 deaths among nonsmoking adults and 400 deaths in infants each year. "

    Rush on nicotine:

    “There is no conclusive proof that nicotine’s addictive... And the same thing with cigarettes causing emphysema, lung cancer, heart disease.”
     
  5. Feb 2, my new favorite holiday!

    It was the fukcing windmills!
     
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  6. Sure, he made mistakes. Who wouldn't in a talking show that lasted more than three decades?

    He has been the voice of reason, and I think, the saviour of this country. If not we would be a lot closer to socialist stupid Europe.
     

  7. He can rot in Hell.
     
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  8. Buy1Sell2

    Buy1Sell2

    And he was/is correct.----Second hand smoke is not a danger at all.
     
  9. Banjo

    Banjo

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  10. Snarkhund

    Snarkhund

    His cigar smoking could not have helped. I understand that typically people do not inhale cigar smoke directly but the second-hand smoke had to be intense. Damned shame.

    Poopy deck is on ignore.. What an asshole.
     
    #10     Feb 3, 2020
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