- Limbaugh said he may miss upcoming episodes of his show due to treatment.
- “I have to tell you something today that I wish I didn’t have to tell you. II have been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer.”
- “Diagnosis confirmed by two medical institutions back on Jan. 20. First realized something was wrong on my birthday weekend, Jan. 12. 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.”
Context: According to Axios, “Limbaugh has been one of the most influential conservative media personalities in the country over the past three decades. His show has often featured influential guests, including President Trump.”
Social media reaction: Plenty of people offered their thoughts and prayers to Limbaugh.
My thoughts and prayers are with Rush Limbaugh. A true pioneer in every sense of the word.— CJ Pearson (@thecjpearson) February 3, 2020
Don’t stop fighting, Rush. https://t.co/PwLpV5LRZR
My heart and prayers go out to Rush Limbaugh, who has been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer.— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) February 3, 2020
He has inspired a generation to enter politics, including myself.
We are fighting with you, Rush!!!
Folks, it's time to start praying for Rush. https://t.co/taO0QuQLZL— Wayne Dupree (@WayneDupreeShow) February 3, 2020
I personally wish RUSH LIMBAUGH a painless recovery from his LUNG CANCER. And want to thank him for opening the door to so many in talk radio. GET WELL SOON RUSH!— Michael Savage (@ASavageNation) February 3, 2020
Rush Limbaugh just announced that he is battling advanced lung cancer.— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) February 3, 2020
Praying for him during this difficult time.
Fortunately, the man is a determined fighter filled with enormous strength & will power!
Wishing you the best Rush!
Just got word that #RushLimbaugh announced he's dealing with lung cancer. He's set to start treatment and says he'll continue to work while taking some time off for said treatment. He's a pioneer in my business and I've looked up to him for 30 years. I pray for remission!— Joe Pags Pagliarulo (@JoeTalkShow) February 3, 2020