During an emotional segment, radio legend Rush Limbaugh credited his relationship with Christ as how he’s able to deal with his recent terminal cancer diagnosis, saying his faith gives him confidence that “what is supposed to happen will happen when it’s meant to.”
“I have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ,” he said. “It is of immense value, strength, and confidence. That’s why I’m able to remain fully committed to the idea that what is supposed to happen will happen when it’s meant to.”
Limbaugh announced he’d been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer back in February, but said he was feeling well with “zero symptoms” at the time. Since then, the cancer has progressed beyond doctors’ ability to eliminate it, Limbaugh said in a somber update this week.
“The scans did show some progression of cancer,” he explained. “Prior to that, the scans had shown that we had rendered the cancer dormant — that’s my phrase for it. We had stopped the growth. It had been reduced, and it had become manageable. But it’s always the reality, and the knowledge, that that can change and it can come back, because it is cancer. It outsmarts pretty much everything you throw at it. And this, of course, this is stage 4 lung cancer.”
“It’s tough to realize that the days where I do not think I’m under a death sentence are over,” he added, in a rare emotional moment. “We all know we’re going to die at some point…but when you have a terminal disease diagnosis that has a time frame to it, then that puts a different psychological and even physical awareness to it.
Even amid his battle with one of the most horrible and deadly diseases known to man, the 69-year-old legendary conservative radio host hasn’t spoken often of his struggles on the air, choosing instead to focus on his dedicated audience, politics and the upcoming presidential election during his 3-hour weekday radio show that’s run for more than 30 years.
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