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Rush Limbaugh Says He Can “No Longer Deny” His Terminal Cancer

Controversial right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh told his listeners Monday that he knows his days are numbered. Living with Stage 4 terminal lung cancer, Limbaugh said he can “No longer deny” he’s “living under a death sentence.” The ardent Trump supporter, who received the Medal of Freedom at a ceremony just before Trump delivered his 2020 State of the Union address, has reached the acceptance stage of the Kubler-Ross grief chart.

“From the moment you get the diagnosis, there’s a part of you every day, OK, that’s it, life’s over, you just don’t know when,” Limbaugh said. “So, during the period of time after the diagnosis, you do what you can to prolong life, do what you can to prolong a happy life. You measure a happy life against whatever medication it takes.”

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“It’s tough to realize that the days where I do not think I’m under a death sentence are over,” he continued. “Now, we all are, is the point. We all know that 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.”

Limbaugh’s struggle with cancer wasn’t exactly met with widespread understanding, considering his long history of fiery and angry rhetorical based on racism, homophobia, and misogyny. Limbaugh spread unfounded conspiracy theories and used the last months of his life to push dangerous ideologies including misinformation about the coronavirus.

Not everybody gets to read their eulogy in less than 280 characters.

This tweet sums up Twitter’s basic default setting regarding Limbaugh from this point on.

 



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