Rush Limbaugh diagnosed with “advanced lung cancer”

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Rush Limbaugh announced on his show on Monday, Feb. 3, that he has been diagnosed with “advanced lung cancer.”

The nationally syndicated host, whose program airs live, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. Eastern Time on 95.3 MNC, who said the disease was diagnosed after he experienced shortness of breath.

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

Limbaugh then told his audience that his job has provided him with the “greatness satisfaction and happiness” of his life.

“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. The upshot is that I have been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer.”

He said the cancer treatment will mean that he will have to miss some shows.

Mark Steyn will host Rush’s program on Tuesday and Wednesday. Rush is expected to return to the Golden EIB microphone on Thursday.


  1. As true as that may be, many people are diagnosed with lung cancer every day that have never smoked a cigarette or a cigar.

  2. I had a good friend that died with lung cancer. Never smoked a day in their life. Christopher Reeves wife died from lung cancer. Never smoked. May Rush have peace and hope as he goes thru this ordeal. A cancer survivor.


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