When Rush Limbaugh, 69, the far-right conservative talk-radio host, announced Monday on “The Rush Limbaugh Show” that he has advanced lung cancer, reaction was swift.
The political commentator and author has always elicited strong opinions, which may be why some on social media substituted condemnation for compassion. But many others rushed in to put aside politics and make an important point: Cancer is the common enemy.Read More
@RushLimbaugh_ Congratulations on your medal. I don’t always agree with your rhetoric, but I believe you deserve this for your support of our right to pray and to be Americans.
Sorry to hear about your Cancer, may God help you to win this battle & keep you in His hands.
— Art Nickel (@k0art47) February 5, 2020
Cancer doesn’t discriminate.
Cancer can hit anyone! Respect #RushLimbaugh during this time. He has a right to prayers and words of support and love!
— Kimberly Geffert (@GeffertKimberly) February 3, 2020
Taking the high road is always a good idea.
Let’s not celebrate anybody’s cancer diagnosis…even those we despise. I’d hope we can take a higher road than rooting for the death of our ideological opponents. https://t.co/aeVozqCrRc
— Seth Andrews (@SethAndrewsTTA) February 3, 2020
And some just wished him all the best and acknowledged his fight ahead.
As someone who is also battling cancer, I wish Rush Limbaugh all the best as he fights this awful disease, and I hope people put aside their political views , wish him well, and don’t act like complete bastards, it’s a terrible disease, and the treatment is truly awful.
— Elizabeth West (@Limeylizzie) February 3, 2020
Rush Limbaugh’s Cancer Announcement
In his announcement, Limbaugh said his diagnosis of advanced lung cancer had been “confirmed by two medical institutions back on January 20th.” He’s still evaluating treatment options and is working with doctors to put a plan in place.
The host of 31 years says he is experiencing no symptoms, but still felt something was off on his birthday weekend earlier in January.
“It is what it is,” he continued. “My intention is to come here every day I can.”
Limbaugh also said he has “a great bunch of doctors, a great team assembled, we’re at full speed ahead on this.”
Advanced-stage lung cancer is a challenging diagnosis. We do not know if Limbaugh has stage 3 or stage 4 cancer, but it’s likely that the disease has spread to his lymph nodes.