In the world of conservative media, there is but one true juggernaut, and his name is Rush Limbaugh.
This isn’t a claim to be taken lightly, either. Rush doesn’t just ride the media wave, he slices through the water like an adept tidal cowboy, surfing out his golden years on the beaches of some far off place. The rest of the island is looking to Rush to see where the break is, and to determine the level of grace necessary to ride it home.
At the end of the day, Rush is the big kahuna, and you simply can’t deny it.
So it is with heavy hearts that the world learned Mr. Limbaugh’s health was in limbo.
Talk radio king Rush Limbaugh stunned his 20-million member audience Monday with the announcement he’s been diagnosed with “advanced lung cancer.”
The 69-year-old conservative talk pioneer closed his broadcast with the grim news, saying he will be leaving his golden EIB microphone for treatment, but hopes to return later this week.
“This day has been one of the most difficult days in recent memory, for me, because I’ve known this moment was coming,” Limbaugh said. “I’m sure that you all know by now that I really don’t like talking about myself and I don’t like making things about me… one thing that I know, that has happened over the 31-plus years of this program is that there has been an incredible bond that had developed between all of you and me.”
The radio icon then told his audience that his job has provided him with the “greatness satisfaction and happiness” of his life.
“So, I have to tell you something today that I wish I didn’t have to tell you. It’s a struggle for me because I had to inform my staff earlier today,” he said. “I can’t help but feel that I’m letting everybody down. The upshot is that I have been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer.”
Rush went on to tell his audience that he was experiencing zero symptoms at the moment, and that he only plans on missing a few days in the foreseeable future for treatments.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Limbaugh family at this time.
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