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Rush Limbaugh Announces Cancer Diagnosis

Rush Limbaugh Announces Cancer Diagnosis

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, 69, has been diagnosed with cancer.

According to TheHill.com, Rush told listeners of his syndicated show, “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 with. But the upshot is that I have been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer.”

He went on, “This day has been one of the most difficult days in recent memory for me, because I’ve known this moment was coming. 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.”

Limbaugh said he will take a few days off, but likely be back on the air by Thursday.

"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… Every day I'm not here, I'll be missing you and thinking about you.”

A portion of the announcement can be heard here.