Ornery old boomer talk show host Rush Limbaugh spent his career tearing down others to scare a society into hanging on his every word. But I digress. He has come down with cancer.
Rush announced on his radio show Monday that he has “advanced lung cancer” and treatment for the potentially deadly condition will cause him to miss some shows.
The talk-show host, considered one of the most influential conservatives in the media for three decades, said he sought help from doctors after experiencing shortness of breath.
Limbaugh gave no indication his life was in danger and, in fact, said he’d miss his show on Tuesday and Wednesday but planned to return on Thursday, though a tweet from his producer, Bo Snerdley, was a bit more dire.
“Those of you who are listening to the Rush Limbaugh show now. Pray with us. Thank you. God Bless you Rush Limbaugh. Love you so much Rush,” Snerdley tweeted.
Limbaugh took his radio show national 31 years ago and recently signed a four-year extension, which prompted a congratulatory mention from President Donald Trump.
“We have great people. Rush just signed another four-year contract. He just wants four more years,” Trump said at a rally in January.
“Every day I’m not here, I’ll be missing you and thinking about you,” Limbaugh told his listeners on Friday just before signing off a noon Pacific time.”