America’s most prominent political radio host Rush Limbaugh has some sad news for his fans. The voice of politics on radio has been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer and will be beginning treatment.
What this means is that he might no longer be a regular occurrence on his popular show.
HOW DID RUSH LIMBAUGH ANNOUNCE THE SAD NEWS?
This is what the 69 year old had to say to his radio audience on Monday –
“I wish I didn’t have to tell you this, and I thought about not trying to tell anybody, I thought about trying to do this without anybody knowing, because I don’t like making things about me,” Limbaugh said. But “there are going to be days that I’m not going to be able to be here, because I will be undergoing treatment, or I’m reacting to treatment.”
The 69 year old has been hosting “The Rush Limbaugh show” in national syndication for the past 31 years.
Limbaugh said at the end of Monday’s program that he plans to be off the air Tuesday and back on the air Thursday.
“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,” Limbaugh said.
Interestingly, his radio contract was due to end this year but he renewed it with syndication company Premiere Radio networks in early January.
“Rush is both a colleague and a dear friend, and we know he will handle the situation with courage and grace,” said Rich Bressler. Bressler is the president of Premiere’s parent company iHeartMedia. “We know millions of people nationwide join me and all of iHeart in wishing him a full recovery.”
His show “continues to be the most-listened-to national radio talk show in America,” Premiere said when he renewed.
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WHAT ARE THE POLITICAL CONNECTIONS OF LIMBAUGH?
Rush is a well-connected man politically. He is a Republican Party icon and a close ally of President Donald Trump.
He is viewed highly by the President. Trump recently called him “a major star who never wavered despite the Fake News Hits he has had to endure. His voice is far bigger than theirs!”