August 18, 2022

Rush Limbaugh reflects on cancer diagnosis in final show of 2020

Conservative talk radio legend Rush Limbaugh used his time behind the golden EIB microphone Wednesday to bid his audience farewell in the last broadcast of the year.

An emotional Limbaugh just expressed his gratitude for his family and his loyal audience who have supported him through a difficult year. Last January, America’s Anchorman was diagnosed with stage 4 terminal lung cancer, the Daily Wire reported.

“There’s so much I want to say, and I want to say it correctly,” Limbaugh opened up to his audience, uncharacteristically experiencing what he called “stage fright” about properly conveying his heartfelt gratitude. America’s Anchorman shared how he was in denial when he was first diagnosed. “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,” he told listeners.

“I wasn’t expected to make it to October and then to November and then to December — and yet here I am,” he continued. “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.”

The host recalled the moment early in his diagnosis when President Donald Trump awarded him the Medal of Freedom at the State of the Union address in February, and how it made him reflect on the words of baseball legend Lou Gehrig. The New York Yankee called himself the “luckiest man on the face of the earth” as he announced his retirement from baseball after being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Limbaugh said he only related after receiving “all of the outpouring of love and affection from everywhere in my life from so many of you in so many ways and from my family — who, man, they have supported me my entire career.”

“And because I have outlived the diagnosis,” the host later went on, “I’ve been able to receive and hear and process some of the most wonderful, nice things about me that I might not have ever heard had I not gotten sick. Again think, how many people who pass away never hear the eulogies, never hear the thank-yous?” Limbaugh said. “I’ve been very lucky, folks, in I can’t tell you how many ways.”

Limbaugh switched gears to beat back President-elect Joe Biden’s message to the country that the “darkest days” are ahead with COVID-19 and the ensuing pessimism from conservatives afraid about their loss of freedoms:

Now, it’s under assault and under attack and we all know this. But I don’t believe our darkest days are ahead of us. I never have. People have been asking, ‘You’ve always told us you’d tell us when it’s time to panic. Is it time?’ It’s never time to panic, folks. It’s never, ever gonna be time to give up on our country. It will never be time to give up on the United States.

It’s difficult to overstate the influence of Limbaugh. Before he rose to prominence in the 1980s, the media was dominated by a leftist ideology with very little opposition. Limbaugh changed all of that with his foray into talk radio. He broadcast on the AM band — which had been cast off as a relic of the past and left to wither and die — turning the medium into a powerhouse and paving the way for others like Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Ben Shapiro, and so many others.

Every one of us in conservative media today owes a debt of gratitude to the pioneer who took the arrows to forge a path for us all — and for that, we thank you, Rush. Godspeed.

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James Howell (@guest_1093249)
1 year ago

+God bless you, a GREAT AMERICAN, Rush, thank you for all your wisdom and conservative views may the Lord give you strength and peace. A faithful listerner for many years.

Jacob Butts (@guest_1093322)
1 year ago

I put Rush Limbaugh right up there with Paul Harvey for his brilliant use of radio as a medium to get his points across, staunchDASFconservative philosophy, love of his country and love of our people.

Linda Harris (@guest_1093327)
1 year ago

Rush Limbaugh you have been a very very easy person to listen to and understand and you put it out there straight I believe God use you mightily to put conservatives back in the picture I think God for you and I am praying that God will still use you you never give up God still does Miracles today and I’m asking him to do one for you in Jesus holy name but if he chooses to take you home oh what Glory what Glory that will be but until then I pray for you and I lift you up in my prayers in Jesus name your friend Linda

Janet (@guest_1093529)
1 year ago

Dear Rush — we are thanking the Lord for you this Christmas Day. We are so grateful for all of your hard work to get the conservative message out to us all these years. We’re also grateful the Lord has not taken you home yet so that we could have you with us longer. I believe in miracles, and my husband and I are praying that you will be healed, because we need you here to stay in the fight with us. Nonetheless, we know the Lord knows what is the very best for you and we pray His will will be done. We love you Rush!

Alice Hack (@guest_1094530)
1 year ago

Dear Rush,
I’ve several of your books and read them all a couple of times. I know that there is evil in this world and those of us who love this country must never give up the fight. We are the only remaining country who is still free. Our Constitution was divinely inspired. There are some who want to do away with it as well. In my mothers line, there was a man who died of wound received in the American Revolution. I love you Rush pray every day for you.

Thomas Amico (@guest_1096100)
1 year ago

God bless you RUSH ” Iknow what your going thru” Rushbo”, Because I got the same thing,—stage 4 non small cell with matastises. I’m a 88 year old pissed off Marine who saw combat back in Dec, 1950, Korea. Alot of my buddies never made it back and they are always in my thoughts and prayers . I was with Item Co, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines. I saw alot of Korea from Inchon all the way to Chosen Reservoir
Now heres my story, I got sick[diagnosed} with Stage 4 lung cancer on April 1st, 2016, that was one hellava April Fools Day I’ll never forget and I’ve’been in treatment ever since. My treatment is every other week and the regimen is immuotherapy with OPTIVO. As of this writing, my cancer and tumor have been stablelized. Quality of life is not love, but it’s not bad and I feel good—workout and chase the little white ball. RUSHBO, you’re gonna do just fine, this chapter in your life is no big deal. I’ve asked ”SWEET JESUS”, and the ”HEAVENLY FATHER”, to guide you thru this difficult time in your life. Your gonna make it RUSHBO—no big deal GOD BLESS !!!! TOM AMICO

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