Rush Limbaugh Announces He Has Lung Cancer

Rush Limbaugh Announces He Has Lung Cancer

Rush Limbaugh Announces He Has Lung Cancer

The news that Rush Limbaugh, host of the nationally-syndicated Rush Limbaugh Show, was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer hit KIRO Radio's Dori Monson especially hard. "It's a struggle for me because I had to inform my staff earlier today". "But there are going to be days when I'm not going to be be here because I'm undergoing treatment or I'm reacting to treatment", he said.

Limbaugh said he plans to take the next couple of days off to figure out a course of action for his treatment and have further testing done.

He added: 'I can't help but feel that I'm letting everybody down with this.

"So I have to tell you something today that I wish I didn't have to tell you", he continued.

Prior to his cancer diagnosis, Limbaugh was vocal about his severe hearing loss and diagnosis of autoimmune inner ear disease, which led him to receive a cochlear implant.

Limbaugh said he experienced shortness of breath on January 12, leading to the cancer diagnosis.

"Worst thing that can happen is when there is something going on and you try to hide it and cover it up and eventually it's going to leak and people are like why didn't you just say it?"

The radio personality, 69, told listeners the news live on his show Monday afternoon explaining he will not be on the air for some days due to treatment after being diagnosed on January 20.

"Every day I'm not here, I'll be missing you and thinking about you", he said. I like this program to be about you and the things that matter to all of us.

"Then along came this guy who started in Sacramento, Rush Limbaugh ... Love you so much Rush".

According to multiple journalists, Limbaugh made the announcement during his daily hours-long broadcast.

Limbaugh has hosted his radio show for more than three decades.

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