Longtime conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh announced Monday that his lung cancer had progressed in the “wrong direction,” becoming stage 4 and terminal. “The scans did show some progression of cancer. It’s not dramatic, but it is the wrong direction,” he said during a broadcast of “The Rush Limbaugh” show.
Limbaugh, 69, talked on Monday about how the change in his diagnosis had shifted his perspective on life. “It’s tough to realize that the days where I do not think I’m under a death sentence are over,” Limbaugh said during the show. “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.”
Limbaugh originally announced in February he had been diagnosed with “advanced” lung cancer and was undergoing treatment. He said during the announcement he had noticed something wrong in late January.
He was awarded the presidential medal of freedom from President Donald Trump, in February. He has hosted the nationally syndicated “The Rush Limbaugh Show” for more than 30 years. The president notably appeared on Limbaugh’s show earlier this month where he discussed his COVID-19 diagnosis and treatment.
Limbaugh said he was “extremely grateful” to maintain a sense of normalcy by continuing his show during his treatment despite the fact that he sometimes becomes “very, very tired” and “fatigued.”
We wish him well and will keep him in our prayers, and pray everyone else will as well.