Legendary conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh announced to the world last week that he has advanced-stage lung cancer.
Limbaugh attended President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address last Tuesday night and grew visibly emotional when the president honored him during the speech with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Now, a few days later, one caller moved Limbaugh to tears and led to him revealing why he loves his radio listeners so much.
During a segment Wednesday on his radio show, Limbaugh got a call from a supporter who said he would donate his own lung to help the long-time conservative stalwart.
“That is mind-boggling,” Limbaugh said after his producer told him a caller offered to give him a lung.
The host said his producer, James “Bo Snerdley” Golden, told him he was being offered two lungs per day since his announcement a week ago that he has advanced lung cancer.
“Well, you all just continue to stop me dead in my tracks. I continue to get emails and flowers and cards. I mean, it’s voluminous. And it is so touching,” Limbaugh said.
“I mean, people recounting experiences they had 30 years ago, 25 years ago, and this is why I said last Friday, last week, how lucky I am, and people have trouble understanding that. But believe me, everything that’s happened to me is a blessing. And I hear things like that, and I don’t know what to do with it,” he added.
A caller wanted to talk to Rush Limbaugh's producer after they were done talking.
After the break, Rush got emotional as he reveals the caller was willing to donate one of his lungs to him, if need be. pic.twitter.com/mAUFsWDwIb
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) February 12, 2020
Limbaugh couldn’t believe the donation offer, just saying “wow” a few times before thanking him.
Rush was clearly emotional and taken back that so many people would literally offer him their lungs to help him in his fight against cancer.
Back on Feb. 3, Limbaugh told his listeners about his cancer diagnosis:
I can’t help but feel that I’m letting everybody down with this. But the upshot is that I have been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer, diagnosis confirmed by two medical institutions back on January 20th. I first realized something was wrong on my birthday weekend, January 12th.
I wish I didn’t have to tell you this, and I thought about not telling anybody. I thought about trying to do this without anybody knowing, ’cause I don’t like making things about me. But there are going to be days that I’m not gonna be able to be here because I’m undergoing treatment or I’m reacting to treatment, and I know that that would inspire all kinds of curiosity with people wondering what’s going on.
But we’ve got a great bunch of doctors, a great team assembled. We’re at full-speed ahead on this, and it’s just now a matter of implementing what we are gonna be told later this week. So, I’ll be back here. I hope I’ll be back Thursday. If not, it will be as soon as I can — and know that every day I’m not here, I’ll be thinking about you and missing you. Thank you very much.
This also comes days after socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez disgustingly mocked Limbaugh for his diagnosis.
In a disturbing video, she called Rush a “virulent racist,” accused him of milking his cancer diagnosis for attention, and disgustingly said it was “nauseating” to see him get the medal.