Rush Limbaugh once again hinted to fans that the end is near in a touching address that may be his last Christmas message to his massive audience.
Rush was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer this year and while early treatment staved off the disease for a few months, the Missouri native recently told his audience that the cancer is back, and he won’t be able to resist it.
But on Wednesday’s broadcast, Rush closed out his show hinting that he may not make it back to the air in the new year. He delivered a heartfelt message to his legion of fans that may end up being his last words spoken live on the air.
I Love You All
Limbaugh, the most listened-to radio host of all time, signed off his last live show for the month with his traditional airing of electronica group Mannheim Steamroller’s version of Silent Night. But he also had a few personal words to impart before the song played:
A yearly tradition. We wrap up with Mannheim Steamroller and Silent Night, and my ongoing attempts to thank everybody in the audience — all of you — for everything you mean to me. That last call. That reminds me how much I love all of you, how much I so appreciate everything you’ve meant to me and my family.
You don’t have any idea how… I know so many people think this program has changed their lives for the better. You have no idea what you all have meant to me and my family. The day’s gonna come, folks, where I’m not gonna be able to do this. I don’t know when that is. I want to be able to do it for as long as I want to do it.
I want to, but the day will come where I’m not going to be able to, and I want you to understand that even when the day comes, I’d like to be here. ‘Cause I have this sense of needing to constantly show my appreciation for all that you have done and meant to me. So, I hope you all have a great Christmas, a great new year, and I hope that the things that are in store for all of us in the coming year are certainly better than what we have endured in 2020.
I don’t know too many people who’ve enjoyed 2020. There are probably some sickos out there who have. But 2021 has to be better. We’re gonna try to make it that way here at the EIB Network. Again, folks, thank you so much. I wish there were a way to say it other than “thank you.” You’re just the best. My family is just the best. Thank you. Merry Christmas, everybody, from all of us to all of you. Make it happen!
Rush has been a godsend for the conservative movement. While there are many imitators on the radio and TV, there will never be another Rush Limbaugh.
We miss you already, big guy.
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