Rush Limbaugh Reveals He Has Advanced Lung Cancer
The conservative radio talk show host said during a live radio broadcast on Monday that he would keep working, but would take some days off to work out a treatment plan.
ImageRush Limbaugh at the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit in West Palm Beach, Fla., in December.
Rush Limbaugh at the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit in West Palm Beach, Fla., in December.Credit…Andrew Harnik/Associated Press
The conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh said on his live show on Monday that he had advanced lung cancer.
He told listeners that he had noticed some shortness of breath but was not experiencing symptoms at the moment, and that he would continue working but would be absent from the show for a couple of days to undergo testing and determine a treatment plan.
“I can’t help but feel that I’m letting everybody down with this, but the upshot is that I have been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer,” Mr. Limbaugh, 69, said during his broadcast. He added that he first realized something was wrong on Jan. 12 and that the diagnosis had been confirmed by two medical institutions on Jan. 20.