Radio host and conservative pundit Rush Limbaugh told his listeners that his recent lung cancer scans show his disease is moving in the “wrong direction” and there has been “some progression.” As The Sun reported, he said that his constant feeling of fatigue and the knowledge of his terminal disease weighs on him every day.
Limbaugh revealed his cancer diagnosis in February, noting that it was advanced by the time doctors identified it, as The Inquisitr noted at the time. He warned listeners that he would likely miss episodes now and then as he buckled down to battle his illness with his medical team.
On Monday’s show, he told listeners that once he was diagnosed, his cancer and the possibility that his life would be cut short has been constantly on his mind. Each day, he is reminded of the depressing fact.
Since his diagnosis, he has been doing what he can to extend his life in a positive way. He said that he has been balancing his medical treatment against having a happy life. However, that doesn’t mean it has been an easy road. Limbaugh has missed several shows in the past month as he continues his treatment. He added that while everyone knows they’ll die at some point, he has a terminal disease, which means that he knows his death will come sooner rather than later.
Still, as the 69-year-old said, he is going to try to stay on the air as long as he can. He added that he’s trying to keep a positive outlook as doctors try to prevent his cancer from progressing any further.
“I feel very blessed to be here speaking with you today. Some days are harder than others. I do get fatigued now. I do get very, very tired now. I’m not gonna mislead you about that,” he stated.
“But I am extremely grateful to be able to come here to the studio and to maintain as much normalcy as possible. You know, I wake up every day and thank God that I did. I go to bed every night praying I’m gonna wake up.”
In recent months, Limbaugh has faced criticism for his comments on the novel coronavirus pandemic. In July, he said that he believed young people should stop wearing masks so that they can all get the virus and develop herd immunity, as The Inquisitr previously reported.