Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh updated listeners about his fight with cancer and certified that prayer works.
“My first two at-bats were horrible. My first two at-bats struck out. Nothing to show for it,” says Limbaugh. He went through a round of clinical trial drugs that were effective, but almost “killed me in the process.”
Limbaugh is finding hope in round three. “I hit a solid single and managed to steal second,” he says using a baseball analogy.
“I am currently on second base hoping to slide into third and eventually make it all the way home.” He is at the bottom of the ninth, but “if I get all the way home, we get extra innings. Meaning — well, you know what it means. I’m trying to avoid being specific in the lingo here. And, again, that’s simply because of how rapidly things can change with this kind of diagnosis.”
Limbaugh, 69, adds, “I believe prayer works. I know it does.”
Doctors diagnosed Limbaugh with advanced-stage lung cancer in January.
Limbaugh has transformed AM radio, the media and political landscape. He’s continues to offer a voice for Conservatives in America with “The Rush Limbaugh” Show since it premiered in 1988. Limbaugh was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in February.
“Almost every American family knows the pain when a loved one is diagnosed with a serious illness,” president Donald Trump says at the time of the award. “Here tonight is a special man, 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.”
Corine Gatti-Santillo has spent two decades as an editor, investigative reporter and web content strategist; her work has appeared in The Christian Post, LifeZette and CBN, among other outlets. She and her husband, Rocky, live in Virginia with their infant daughter, yellow lab Maggie and horse, Alea Grace.