Rush Limbaugh reveals advanced lung cancer diagnosis live on radio show

Written by on February 4, 2020

Prominent conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh has revealed he has been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer.  The 69 year old, an influential political commentator in the US, made the surprise announcement during his radio show on Monday.  Mr Limbaugh said the diagnosis was confirmed on 20 January after he had suffered from shortness of breath.  The veteran broadcaster said he would not present his show while he receives treatment.  Mr Limbaugh told his audience he hoped to be back hosting his long-time programme, The Rush Limbaugh Show, later in the week.  “I have to tell you something today that I wish I didn’t have to tell you,” Mr Limbaugh told his listeners at the end of the show.  “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 with this. The upshot is that I have been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer.”  The radio personality’s producer commented on the announcement in an emotional tweet.  President Trump announced Mr Limbaugh’s new deal with Premier at a rally in Miami.  “We have great people. Rush just signed another four-year contract,” Mr Trump said. “He just wants four more years, OK?”

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