Ailing right-wing broadcaster Rush Limbaugh is taking Wednesday off from his nationally syndicated radio show as he continues battling lung cancer. The announcement was made by his producer James Golden, whom listeners know as Bo Snerdley.
“Our prayers are with Rush as he continues to fight the illness he (h)as been afflicted with,” Golden tweeted mid-morning Wednesday. “We are still praying for a remission. Today @KenMatthews will fill in for Rush. Thanks for all of your prayers, kind words and wishes for our Rush. God Bless you.”
Limbaugh announced on Feb. 3, 2020, that he had been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer.
“There are going to be days that I’m not going to be able to be here because I’m undergoing treatment or I’m reacting to treatment,” he told listeners.
Limbaugh was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by former president Donald Trump, whose 2020 candidacy he supported. Trump’s decision to grant Limbaugh that honor was met with criticism, considering the influential broadcaster’s history of caustic remarks about women and minority groups.
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SOURCE: NY Daily News, Brian Niemietz