Longtime conservative commentator and radio host Rush Limbaugh is in the fight of his life. He was recently diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. The announcement sparked scores of well wishes and prayers from real Americans and other conservatives from across the country. Liberals reacted with glee—no shock there. Julio has more:
Limbaugh said he noticed something was wrong during his birthday weekend in January.
"And I wish I didn't have to tell you this and I thought about not telling anybody. I thought about trying do this without anybody knowing because I don't like making things about me. 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 his absences would not go unnoticed and it was better to be up front with what was happening than trying to cover it up.
Yet, as he fights his battles, his work will be rewarded. President Trump reportedly intends to award Rush Limbaugh the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his work. This will happen within the next few months. CNN is reporting on this so take it with a grain of salt, but this will surely trigger another liberal meltdown:
Here's the audio of Rush Limbaugh announcing on his show that he has lung cancer. pic.twitter.com/V60pAOpf68— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) February 3, 2020
According to a person familiar with the discussion, Trump informed anchors he will bestow Limbaugh with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in the coming months. Limbaugh has been a staunch ally of the President's for years and dined with him at his Palm Beach golf club over the holidays.
Once, during an event in the Rose Garden, Trump praised Limbaugh as someone who "can speak for three hours without a phone call."
Trump wished the conservative radio talk show host a speedy recovery Monday after Limbaugh told his audience he is beginning treatment, which will require him to miss the show some days.
Limbaugh has been hosting "The Rush Limbaugh Show" for 31 years.
The Medal of Freedom is bestowed to "individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors," according to the White House.
Get well soon, Mr. Limbaugh.