Rush Limbaugh announces his temporary absence from his show due to cancer treatments

Rush Limbaugh continues to battle stage 4 lung cancer, and listeners of his show have noted his absence on several consecutive days this month.

Rush himself addressed these absences on his show recently.

Speaking directly to listeners, he said: “I apologize for being out. I remember mentioning at the very beginning of this that there were going to be random days where I would just need to take off. And the last couple have been in that category. I had some medical challenges, but that was to be expected, dealing with them.”

“Every day remains a gift. You know, I wake up every morning, and I thank God that I did. And there will probably be, down the road, similar type days where I will need take a day for rest or for whatever medical challenges present themselves. But the fact that I’m able to get back here and be with you is a genuine blessing, and I appreciate it and I appreciate your understanding throughout all of this.”

“Again, just wanted to remind everybody that there are gonna be days where I’m not gonna be able to get in, and I mentioned that at the very outset of this back in January and February. And as time goes on, there are medical challenges that present themselves and that have to be dealt with and some of them, you know, pop up as a surprise. Some of them are predictable. But I continue to look at this and live this as a day-to-day proposition. You know, I’ve said it enough times, it becomes a cliche, that I wake up every morning and thank God that I did. But, you know, it’s not a cliche. It absolutely happens to be the truth.”

“And so the bottom line is that every day is a gift. And even on those days where I’m not able to get here, realize that I wish I could be. And that when those days occur, that I will do what I can to get back as quickly as is possible.”