‘He continues to fight’: Producer confirms Limbaugh’s recent absence was due to cancer battle

Ailing talk-radio pioneer Rush Limbaugh was absent from the airwaves again on Wednesday.

According to Fox News, the unplanned day off for Limbaugh was due to the conservative host’s ongoing battle with terminal cancer. Limbaugh’s producer, James Golden, addressed the matter in a tweet early on Wednesday.

“Our prayers are with Rush as he continues to fight the illness he [has] been afflicted with,” Golden, who is known as Bo Snerdley to loyal Limbaugh listeners, wrote.

“Thank you for all of your prayers”

Golden went on to explain that the host’s allies are “still praying for a remission” but noted that Ken Matthews would be taking over hosting duties for the day.

“Thank you for all of your prayers, kind words and wishes for Rush,” Golden added. “God Bless you.”

In his own tweet, Matthews confirmed that he would be filling in, writing: “See you on the radio from my Pennsylvania Broadcast Bunker(PBB).”

Limbaugh attracted headlines last year — shortly after announcing his diagnosis — when then-President Donald Trump awarded the veteran broadcaster with the Presidential Medal of Freedom during his State of the Union address.

“Almost every American family knows the pain when a loved one is diagnosed with a serious illness,” Trump remarked at the time. “Here tonight is a special man, someone beloved by millions of Americans who just received a Stage 4 advanced cancer diagnosis. This is not good news, but what is good news is that he is the greatest fighter and winner that you will ever meet.”

“This is not good news”

In bestowing Limbaugh with the honor, Trump declared that it was in recognition of the host’s inspiration over the airwaves as well as the “incredible work” he had done on behalf of various charities. Trump added: “I am proud to announce tonight that you will be receiving our country’s highest civilian honor.”

During the months that followed, Limbaugh has been open about his health struggles but nevertheless emphasized gratitude during his final broadcast of 2020.

“My point in all of this is to say thanks and to tell everybody involved how much I love you from the bottom of a sizable and growing and still-beating heart,” he told listeners.

In October, Limbaugh took a more somber tone, describing his disease as a “death sentence” after receiving an update that “did show some progression of cancer.”

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  1. Dear Lord, We need Rush Limbaugh. Please send your power towards the Sainthood of Fr. McGivney and place Rush’s total cure upon McGivney’s Sainthood, if it will be Your Will. Dear Lord, we pray with all of our heart, soul, and love for your Power. May God Be Praised Forever and Ever. AMEN!

  2. Work Your Mighty Strength Prayer
    Lord, I ask you to work your mighty strength for this desperately needed miracle. Exert the same power you exerted in Christ when you raised him from the dead and seated him with you in heaven’s glory. We bring our great need to you, for you are far above all rule and authority, power and dominion. We praise you who are far above every name that is named, not only in the present age, but also in the one to come. Amen.

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  4. Dear Heavenly Father, please heal Russ Limbaugh wrap him in Your Healing Grace!
    God lift the cancer from Russ’s body! Please
    Heal him in the name of Your Son Jesus Christ! Amen

  5. We need Rush to tell the American people the real news Lord, give him the strength of mind and body to continue his good works.

  6. I pray for your recovery, Rush
    Words can not express my wishes for you and Katherine to enjoy a long life together.

  7. Rush, you’re the only voice of reason in these dark times. We pray fir your recovery. This nation needs you. Be strong. We love you.

  8. Lord please cure Rush’s ,cancer ,I’ve been praying for him since I heard he had cancer day & night .He & President Trump, are the two best things that’s happened to this country .Lord you know how we need him so please cure his cancer if it’s your will .

  9. A great man and so devoted to the truth of what is going on in the cesspool of Washington DC. Too bad there isn’t more like him. If there were then Biden and Harris wouldn’t be there.

    1. Please God forgive this person because he does not understand all that will happen when all good men of God leave this earth ,then all hell will break lose. Then the Devil will have control for a period of time this earth . God protect us from all evil !!

      1. Rush I pray for you I hope and pray that all of our prayers lifting you up will force a remission and you can continue to fight the good fight my husband Michael and I have seen you multiple times and my husband was an avid fan and talked about you daily. Unfortunately called God called my husband home 6 years ago but I have still followed you and have been inspired. I admire your tenacity. Even order your tea and it is so good.

  10. Rush,
    We miss you so much, our lives are not the same without you broadcasting behind the EIB microphone.
    Praying for your recovery and return!
    Sarita

  11. Millions of players from around the world are coming to you Rush. You might try taking MACA from Peru. It comes in a capsule form or powder. You can read more on the internet. Walmart has it as well as most health food stores. God Bless and be with you and your family.

  12. The day you made the announcement to your listeners, I was on my riding mower with radio headphones on. I like to listen to your message from 12-3. I have been listening to your broadcast since 1989 – and we are the same age. I was so shocked that my immediate response was uncontrollable weeping. I too am in remission and know the agony of treatment. We miss you and hope for the very best and may you know miraculous healing at this time.

  13. Rush, in the darkest hour we have our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to ease our fears and give us strength and courage to go on and accept whatever his will for us is. My wish for you is a miracle of healing and full recovery of your illness. I believe that it’s possible. It’s not up to me. I thank you for all you’ve done to educate us all in your conservative EIB Institute. A friend of mine in LA turned me on to you and I’ve been a fan and listener ever since. That was back in the mid seventies. Thank you Rush and God bless you always. Jesse Doran

  14. Dear Rush, You are in my thoughts and prayers You are a true American and a wonderful person. We are all praying for a miracle for your remission.

  15. God loves you as much as He loves everybody else. A part of God is in most of us. Go deep within and listen to what God is saying to you all the time. Pick one of the ideas and do it. You will be better. Anything you have not good will fade away. Your angels will support you.

    Read paper 195 in The Urantia Book at www,urantia.org. Jesus was a perfect godly person.

  16. Rush – We love you !!!
    You are the voice of TRUTH and today that is a quality much in demand !!
    My family and I have been praying for you ; asking God’s help ; and telling
    him how much we need you . YOU are a great Patriot in our time of need !!
    All the best , you have given so much , We will continue to hold you in our prayers !!!

  17. Rush–I pray the Rosary daily and ask for your healing. God is all -powerful and He knows how much we need you.

  18. God Bess you Rush may God,, his son Jesus and the healing Angels be with you. Jesus was a physician that while on earth he healed many and raised Lazarus from dead may all be around you and with God all things are possible. You are in my prayers always. I pray to St. Jude and St. Rita patron Saints of the impossible. 🙏🙏 🙏🙏🙏

  19. Dear Lord please keep Rush in your healing hands to continue his work in teaching us and those that are just learning about him on our precious Country and to be a Patriot in keeping our Constitutional freedom! We love you Rush, get well soon to continue your good works.♥️🇺🇸🙏

  20. Heavenly Father you are the great physician. You tell us to ask and it shall be given. We are petitioning you to place your healing hands on Rush. Restore his health and allow him to continue being the voice of reason for America. We stand on your promises and we pray for mercy on our great nation and on our friend Rush. Thank you for your son Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen

  21. His cigar smoking caused his cancer. To bad maybe it not to late for Pelosi to start smoking and blow some smoke in Schumer face.

  22. Lord God, you hear these pleading prayers as we Ask for complete healing for your faithful servants. We ask for your help in these things in which we have no power except to ask you for mercy believing you hear and will answer. Because, Lord, your Bible tells us to bring our needs before your throne, trusting that you will do for us what we cannot possibly do for ourselves. Believing that, we ask in complete trust that you will answer. So we claim all your promises. Amen

  23. Prayers for Rush. Thankful for all the advice and outlook he has given us over the years and how he has been right on so many many times. May God hold you in the palm of his hands and ease your pain and may he grant you a long remission from this cancer. Take care.

  24. Rush, Our prayers are with you. Americas’ prayers are with you. God Bless You and stay positive. America needs patriots like you. Thank you for all you have done for our country you are very special. Remember God works miracles in times of need. We love you.

  25. In Jesus Name we Pray for your recovery Rush,missing you,the radio is not the same without your Voice being heard. Looking forward to your return,Amen.

  26. Lord, you know our needs before we know them. We place all needs and wants into your hands. Your will be done.

  27. Rush,
    I have been listening to you since the earliest days and you have been a beacon of hope and encouragement for millions of Americans. I will never forget driving by the home where you grew up in Cape Girardeau. We pray for your healing. Your legacy will live on.

  28. Rush I have listened to you since that bake sale in Colorado and before! You have been a beacon of truth! God is with you through each step you take. Trust Him to see you through this obstacle. I am sure you are feeling the prayers from millions who are praying for you. We love you! God bless!

  29. Two things I know of that are important. Cancer cannot live in a totally alkaline body and that has to include the water you drink as it normally is not alkaline. I understand that Manuka Honey,

    And, yes the miracle of healing can happen. Rush has done more for this country in saving our nation and reporting the truth than any other radio or television host. We owe our past and the warnings about the future in a large part to him. I deeply pray with all of my heart that he is healed and lives on earth to enjoy the rebuilding of our nation and our rightful president, President Trump who has fought for America and each of us in a way that no other President has ever done almost on his own except for Rush and some other wonderful communications hosts. All their lives have been threatened.
    God bless you, Rush

    Dr. Mary Buddemeyer

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