Conservative activist and longtime radio star Rush Limbaugh surprised his fans with a heartbreaking update on his battle with lung cancer on Tuesday.
Limbaugh continues to fight his deadly disease… but says his deteriorating health condition has become a day-to-day struggle.
“Every day remains a gift,” Limbaugh told listeners. “You know, I wake up every morning, and I thank God that I did.”
“There will probably be, down the road, similar-type days where I will need to take a day for rest or for whatever medical challenges present themselves,” he continued.
“But the fact that I’m able to get back here and be with you is a genuine blessing, and I appreciate it and I appreciate your understanding throughout all of this,” Limbaugh said.
“As we say, everything’s day-to-day, and especially in the circumstances I find myself in.”
“And so the bottom line is that every day is a gift,” he later said. “And even on those days where I’m not able to get here, realize that I wish I could be. And that when those days occur, that I will do what I can to get back as quickly as is possible.”
In October, Limbaugh told his listeners that his battle with cancer had become unwinnable and he was living under a death sentence.
“It’s tough to realize that the days where I do not think I’m under a death sentence are over,” he said in the Fall. “When you have a terminal disease diagnosis that has a time frame to it, then that puts a different psychological and even physical awareness to it.”
As thanks for his long service to the conservative political movement in the United States over the year, Limbaugh was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom during President Donald Trump’s 2020 State of the Union address.
At the time, Trump said Limbaugh’s fight with advanced lung cancer was bad news.
“What is good news is that he is the greatest fighter and winner that you will ever meet,” the President said.
Trump said Limbaugh deserved America’s thanks for “decades of tireless devotion to our country.”
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