Rush Limbaugh just delivered his final broadcast of 2020.
And many listeners fear it might be his last one ever.
Listeners took to Twitter, claiming that they were sobbing and left in tears after Rush’s broadcast.
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He was extremely emotional.
He talked about his battle with cancer.
And he kept saying “Thank you” to his listeners and supporters.
It was an unusually emotional and moving broadcast for Limbaugh, who is typically a one-man lightning bolt in each show.
Here’s the final broadcast for 2020. You may want to have a tissue ready, especially if you’re a big Rush fan like we are!
Failing to hold back tears now that Rush may have just done his last show.
Please pray for @RealRLimbaugh.
— Matt Braynard (@MattBraynard) December 23, 2020
— Jxn (@jxnfaster) December 23, 2020
I’m getting a bit scared for the end of Rush’s 🇺🇸program today.😞☹️ Anyone else that’s listening know what I mean? Feeling the same?☹️#RushLimbaugh 📻🎙
— Sandy 🇺🇸🙏🏼🇺🇸 (@Sandy_L_K) December 23, 2020
#RushLimbaugh🇺🇸📻🎙 😪😪😪 that last caller.
— Sandy 🇺🇸🙏🏼🇺🇸 (@Sandy_L_K) December 23, 2020
.@RealRLimbaugh is a national treasure.
God bless him and his family.
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) December 23, 2020
A few days ago, Rush Limbaugh announced that he would take time off so that he can fight stronger against cancer.
There was an enormous outpouring of support from listeners.
We love you Rush! We’re praying hard for you! Hang in and hang on to our prayers! God bless and a very Merry and Blessed Christmas! pic.twitter.com/5O5jLcK68t
— Cheaters Never Prosper (@1catherinesiena) December 18, 2020
I think you are loved and appreciated more than you even realize. So many prayers being lifted up for you! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas @RealRLimbaugh and a healthier new year! 🙏
— Mama K (@hummingalong12) December 17, 2020
Fox News confirms the unusually emotional final broadcast of the year for Limbaugh:
An emotional Rush Limbaugh opened his final radio broadcast of 2020 by thanking his listeners and supporters as he continues to battle a terminal cancer diagnosis.
“My point in all of this today is gratitude,” he said. “My point in all of this is to say thanks and tell everybody involved how much I love you from the bottom of a sizable and growing and still-beating heart.”
Limbaugh singled out his wife Kathryn and other family members for supporting him throughout his career and his health struggle. The 69-year-old learned he had Stage IV lung cancer in January, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Trump at the State of the Union address in February.
He added the decency of those around him had confirmed his prior beliefs about people’s innate goodness.
“I wasn’t expected to be alive today,” he said. “I wasn’t expected to make it to October, and then to November, and then to December. And yet, here I am, and today, got some problems, but I’m feeling pretty good today.”
Limbaugh said he was originally stunned by his diagnosis and added it had been as hard on those in his orbit as it was on him personally.
“I can’t be self-absorbed about it, when that is the tendency when you are told that you’ve got a due date,” he said, choking up. “You have an expiration date. A lot of people never get told that, so they don’t face life this way.”
Limbaugh also praised President Trump’s Tuesday night address in which he lambasted the coronavirus relief bill and continued to make baseless claims that he could remain in office beyond January. The host also took exception to President-elect Joe Biden’s statement Tuesday that America’s “darkest days” in the coronavirus fight were ahead.
“What a bleak way of looking at things,” Limbaugh said. “It’s never time to panic, folks. There’s never, ever going to be time to give up on our country … It’ll never be time to give up on yourself. Trust me.”
Limbaugh is considered one of the most influential media members of the past 50 years and has played a consequential role in conservative politics since his radio show began in 1988. The program has grown into the most listened-to radio show in the United States.
As the broadcast drew to a close, Twitter exploded with users claiming that they were crying.
Many others encouraged their followers to lift up prayers for the radio legend.
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) December 23, 2020
— Jesse Purdon (@MrPurdon) December 23, 2020
— Realpauldwlon (@Pauldwlon) December 23, 2020
— Countess-Elect 🖤💛🎄🏈♌🇺🇲🍷 (@aparker70) December 23, 2020
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) December 22, 2020
Rush has often said that he is surprised to still be alive.
He is fighting Stage 4 lung cancer.
Lung cancer is one of the deadlier cancers, especially in its more advanced stages.
The Sun confirms that Rush has said that “Every day is a gift”:
CONSERVATIVE host Rush Limbaugh said he is “blessed to be alive” during his lung cancer fight.
Limbaugh gave an update on his battle during his Tuesday night radio show.
“Every day remains a gift,” the host told his listeners. “You know, I wake up every morning, and I thank God that I did.”
Despite his optimism, Limbaugh did admit that some days he might not be present due to his illness.
“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,” he said.
“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.
“As we say, everything’s day-to-day, and especially in the circumstances I find myself in.”
Limbaugh, 69, announced in February that he had been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer.
Last night’s comments serve as his most recent health update since October.
Speaking on his show two months ago, Limbaugh said: “From the moment you get the diagnosis, there’s a part of you every day, OK, that’s it, life’s over, you just don’t know when.
“So, during the period of time after the diagnosis, you do what you can to prolong life, do what you can to prolong a happy life.
“You measure a happy life against whatever medication it takes.”
We hope that everyone is just overreacting.
But that final broadcast of 2020 was definitely emotional.
We hope and pray for many more to come!