One year ago Rush Limbaugh announced his doctors diagnosed him with terminal stage four lung cancer.
Limbaugh waged a battle against the cancer for the last 12 months.
But now Rush Limbaugh went off the air and it led to this major request.
Rush Limbaugh told listeners after his diagnosis that he would do his best to remain on the air as much as the disease and his treatment would allow.
Limbaugh’s normal schedule called for working three weeks a month and taking one week off for treatment.
However in February Limbaugh took an extended absence beginning on the second.
By Presidents’Day weekend two weeks later, Limbaugh was still not back on the air as guest hosts continued to fill in.
Limbaugh’s producer Bo Snerdley posted on social media that Limbaugh was locked in a battle with his cancer and that Limbaugh’s family, friends and fans were all praying for the disease to go into remission.
“Our prayers are with Rush as he continues to fight the illness he has been afflicted with,” Snerdley wrote. “We are still praying for a remission… Thanks for all your prayers, kind words and wishes for our Rush.”
Snerdley’s dire update about Limbaugh’s health called back to comments Rush made on his pre-Christmas broadcast that many listeners thought sounded like a retirement speech.
On December 23 Limbaugh revealed to viewers that when doctors gave him his diagnosis they believed he only had months left to live.
“Well, back in late January when I received this diagnosis — and I was shocked. I was stunned, and I was in denial for about a week. I mean, I’m Rush Limbaugh. I’m Mister Big of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy. I mean, I’m indestructible. I said, ‘This can’t be right,’ but it was. What I didn’t know at the time that I learned later in the course of the year was that I wasn’t expected to be alive today,” Limbaugh stated.
Limbaugh added that his cancer was not going away but that he already beat expectations by outliving his doctor’s diagnosis and he hoped he could continue to do so.
“I wasn’t expected to make it to October and then to November and then to December — and yet here I am. Today I’ve got some problems, but I’m feeling pretty good today. God’s with me today. God knows how important this program is to me today, and I’m feeling natural in terms of energy, normal in terms of energy, and I’m feeling entirely capable of doing it today,” Limbaugh added.
Rush Limbaugh’s radio show going national in 1988 made conservative media possible.
Now that he is in a fight for his life, the millions of Americans that support his program are praying for Limbaugh to pull through.
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