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.”

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  2. Love you Rush. Keep fighting. Still listening everyday and saying prayers in your name and sending positive loving thoughts. ❤

  3. Rush, my name is Bert and i remembering listening to you all the time. I will pray for you, and just thank him for giving you another day. I thank God everyday for giving me another day with my wife, my 6 kids and my Charlie, Cody and Chloe, my grand dogs and dogs in puppy heaven. I do it every day and 2 or 3 times a day. You will be fine. Be safe and take care

    1. Amen! God is in control and has been in control of you Rush. You are such an outstanding person and bring us the truth always! My husband and I pray for you daily and know that God has plans for you. We have been listening to you for years…maybe 30? My father listened to you when he was alive…he is now home with the Lord…he loved you! So happy to know that you know the Lord and love Him…He in turn loves you and cares for you. Praise God! Keep up your fight Rush as their are plans for you! We depend on you for the truth!

  4. RUSH I am not sure how many people you have brought to the light. The light being the truth. you have a nack of waking up our minds to the truth. I hear you have lived a good life and you deserved it I believe you are a beliver and will have a tee time in heaven if you so desire. GOD BLESS YOU! JC USAF

  5. Rush, you are one of the finest and we all pray for you. My daughter and a colleague hosted you one evening many years ago in Oklahoma City. Not sure how much you influenced her but she is a staunched conservative. Her dad and long-gone grandpa thank you for that. Blessings to you, daily.

  6. Rush I retired 20 years ago. I was not really involved in politics I would vote. I started listening to your show when I was driving around. I got hooked. I have been praying for you.

  7. Rush; I thank you for all your words of Wisdom, you never vary from the truth on any
    subject. I believe that Almighty God has a special place for those that tell the truth and love
    Our USA. May God Bless you and family this season. May God Heal you.

  8. God bless you our friend. Thank you for having a back bone to stand for the truth. As you stand for God & our president, keeping the light shining. The truth known, it means every thing.

  9. Rush don’t give up or give in. Have faith for God to heal you. I KNOW He can do that without doctors and can use doctors. I prefer the faith route God has proven successful again and again. Jesus purchased our salvation and healing. The power of God flows similar to electricity. You have unlimited power available at His wall socket. We have to get rid of all resistance to the power flow and plug in. Resistance is unbelief, feeling unworthy (Jesus makes us worthy, we stand in Him not ourselves, all glory is His for His great works), fear (opposite of faith – trust in failure), and un-forgiveness (of self and others and of God because of wrong thinking about Him). Healing takes uncompromising TRUST/FAITH in His promises like “by Jesus stripes I was and am healed”. It takes guts and determination to have God’s best and NEVER GIVE UP. The fight sometimes may be mind blowing and pain magnanimous but the victory is great. In a way you totally trust God and rest yet you fight like you are going to win when the pain and enemy attacks. Personally, I would rather die believing God and His Word than not. When no compromise exists unless you want to go to Heaven you will be healed. I KNOW! Would love to give further testimony to real healings I have experienced and WHY. I am 71. You are a great man and I plan to listen to you for years to come as you purvey truth and honor God and country.

  10. Rush,

    I’m happy President Trump rewarded you with a Medal of Freedom. You deserved this honor. You have an unique way of presenting the truth, which there seems to be little of these days. May God be with you forever and ever, Amen.

  11. Hi Rush, don’t forget their are other treatments you may have missed, try something radical like H-86.
    James J.

  12. Keep fighting Rush we love you and need your wisdom, I trust God will help you . God Bless and Merry Christmas to you and all your family.

  13. Rush, a fan since the beginning and a graduate of Dan’s Bake Sale. Thank you for the words I needed to express my inner feelings. The clarity of your talks and the logic and wisdom that went with them have been a help to me as we all deal with the chaos and corruption that is politics today.

  14. Rush I’ve been listening to you for so long I really can’t remember. I have been a flight attendant for 23 years and every week day if I was having a break somewhere I had my headphones 🎧 and grabbed my phone and listened to you! You made my day! All through the Obama 🤮years! Praying for you and Kathryn and the doctors to make you well! You are my rock! Prayers and blessings ❤️🙏

  15. Rush, Hi, I have been listening to you ever since the Desert Storm days & I love listening to every thing you say. You give us the real facts & the truth. I know you love this country. You are the best!! You can take as many days as you want off for your sickness. I will always be here waiting for you to come back, along with every body else. You are in my thoughts & prayers. Every day I pray for you. God will heal you. I wish you & your loving wife a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year. I also prayer for Donald Trump to be our President again. So take care & God Bless You!! Joanie Miller

  16. Rush
    We all love u so much and have been blessed to have u in our lives for so long . 30 years you’ve been in my heart and ears . Please know we want u to get healthy and be with us forever . God is with u .
    Keep the good fight my friend . ❤️

  17. Dear Rush, our prayers are with you, God will make sure that you will see President Trump re-elected come January 20, 2021, God will give you the strength to see it happen and you will be on the golden EIB microphone to announce it! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
    Merry Christmas to you and beautiful Kathryn and a Happy healthy New Year! 💗💗💗💎

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