Limbaugh announces lung cancer diagnosis

"I have to tell you something today that I wish I didn't have to tell you." — Rush Limbaugh, conservative radio host and Republican kingmaker.

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February 4, 2020 - 11:35 AM

US radio talk show host and conservative political commentator Rush Limbaugh in Cape Girardeau, Mo., in 2018. Photo by (Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Conservative radio host and Republican kingmaker Rush Limbaugh said he’s been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer.

Addressing listeners on his program Monday, Limbaugh said he will take some days off for further medical tests and to determine treatment.

“I have to tell you something today that I wish I didn’t have to tell you,” announced Limbaugh, 69. The cancer diagnosis was confirmed by two medical institutions in late January after he experienced his only symptom so far, shortness of breath, on his Jan. 12 birthday weekend, he said.

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