Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh told listeners Monday that his stage 4 lung cancer has become terminal, a major setback in his prognosis.
- “The scans did show some progression of cancer,” he said, according to CNN.
- “It’s not dramatic, but it is the wrong direction.”
- Limbaugh said is doctors switched up his medication in “hopes of keeping additional progression at bay for as long as possible.”
- “It’s tough to realize that the days where I do not think I’m under a death sentence are over,” Limbaugh said. “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.”
- And I wish I didn’t have to tell you this, and I thought about not telling anybody. I thought about trying to do this without anybody knowing because I don’t like making things about me, but there are going to be days that I’m not going to be able to be here, because I’m undergoing treatment or I’m reacting to treatment, and I know that would inspire all sorts of curiosity with people wondering what’s going on.”
- “This has happened, and my intention is to come here every day 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 professionally, personally.”
Limbaugh has been one of the most influential radio hosts in recent American history. He is an icon for conservatives and a friend of President Donald Trump.