Rush emotionally tells listeners he has “advanced lung cancer” [Audio]


Rush Limbaugh said during his show today that it was the “most difficult day in recent memory,” as he announced before signing off that he has “advanced lung cancer.”

He doesn’t like making the program about him but he decided to tell his fans who he knows are out there. Rush feels a bond with all of his listeners and knows they are all there.

The diagnosis was confirmed by two top doctors and he will be given a course of treatment on Thursday. He hopes to be on the show as much as possible and will keep things as normal as possible.

It’s inevitable the treatment will cause him to miss some days.

His emotional report ended with him saying, “Every day I’m not here, I’ll be missing you and thinking about you.”

All of his fans will be thinking of him and missing him as well.

“My intention is to come here every day,” he said, adding that he does have a personal relationship with God.

Limbaugh, 69, was born in 1951 in Cape Girardeau and began working as a disc jockey for a hometown radio station at the age of 16 years.

He went on to eventually host the Rush Limbaugh Show, now the most listened to radio show in America, being broadcast on more than 600 radio stations nationwide and reaching an audience of up to 27 million people each week.




  1. My prayers will be with you. You have done so much for us it hurts not to be able to help you. Beat this thing and stay with us.

  2. Well let’s go, you twisted demons on the left, start celebrating! Go ahead. Everyone knows that when WE go low, YOU go high.. Except for each and every time that you don’t.

  3. Just heard of your problem Rush and am very saddened. However you must think positive and I’ll be praying for you. If anyone can beat this you can so you hang in there big guy. God bless and take care.

  4. What a sad day. I’ve listened to him off and on since the 80s’. One thing I liked best about him was his kindness and generosity to the children who called into his show about his books. He has done a great service to the country by writing them with his wife. He will be in my prayers.

  5. Wow! What a shocker! Our prayers are for your healing, wisdom and ability for your doctors, comfort for your family, and perseverance for your listening audience. Thank you for your testimony. It means so much to your brothers and sisters.

  6. He has changed the course of history in our country. Before him, Republicans were afraid to confront DemocRat lies and smears. Rush taught all of us how to fight back. Lessons learned! Never give in!!

  7. Come on Rush….We’re WINNING……This is no time to get sick….Anything is possible with Faith and Prayer…..Fight and Beat this thing…..The Chiefs pulled off a Miracle….so can you !!!!!

  8. I lost my dear wife to lung cancer 6 years ago. Keep up the hope Rush and never give up!I know you will give it all you have. God Bless you!

  9. My reaction is completely selfish, what will we do without Rush? My better nature asks what can we do for Rush? He does so much for us. So Rush, you’re in my prayers. You’re a strong, good man and you are loved. Hang in there, fight for all you’re worth and know that a world of good people love you and are praying for you.

  10. I’m so sad to hear this; I pray that God will bring healing to Rush and that he will be with us for many more years to come. Our country needs the wisdom and common sensed this man brings to table.

  11. I’ve listened since the first show on KFBK in Sacramento, CA in the late 80s, since the “Caller Abortions” gag. This conservative intellectual good-natured genius will be sorely missed by all. Thanks, Rush, we needed you to give strength to right-thinking Constitutionalists in argument with the leftists. I’m your age and am beginning to lose friends to cancer and it sucks, but we’ll all meet up again beyond that door through which we all must pass. Then we can have in-depth discussions with WFB, The Founders and all of the faithful. Thanks and goodbye for now, Rush.

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