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Rantz: Rush Limbaugh cancer news shocks radio fans

Rush Limbaugh has passed away at age 70.

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Conservative talk show host titan Rush Limbaugh announced this week that he was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer.

“Ladies and gentleman, this day has been one of the most difficult days in recent memory for me because I’ve known this moment was coming in the program today,” Limbaugh said on his show today, heard weekdays 9am-noon on KTTH. “I’m sure you all know by now, I really don’t like talking about myself and I don’t like making things about me other than in the usual satirical joking way.”

“So I have to tell you something today that I wish I didn’t have to tell you,” Limbaugh continued. “And it’s, it’s a struggle for me because I had to inform my staff earlier today.”

“I have been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer,” Limbaugh said. “Diagnosis confirmed by two medical institutions back on January 20th.”

Through his syndicator, the EIB Network now offers you a form to send Rush your thoughts and prayers. Click here to submit.

During President Donald Trump’s third State of the Union, Limbaugh was honored with the highest civilian honor: the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Limbaugh’s longtime friend and executive producer, Bo Snerdley, asked that you “Pray with us.”

The Rush Limbaugh cancer diagnosis shocked his millions of loyal listeners and fans far and wide. There has been an outpouring of support on Twitter.

Limbaugh has hosted his nationally syndicated show for 31 years, recently signing a contract extension.

Listen to the Jason Rantz Show weekday afternoons from 3-6 p.m. on KTTH 770 AM (or HD Radio 97.3 FM HD-Channel 3). Subscribe to the podcast here. Follow @JasonRantz on Twitter.

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