Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh teared up on air after discussing how several fans offered to donate their lungs after he recently announced he has lung cancer.
“That is mind-boggling,” Limbaugh, 69, said Wednesday on his show 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 few days 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,” the host 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.”
During the State of the Union, first lady Melania presented Rush Limbaugh with a Presidential Medal of Freedom.
The award is given to “individuals who have made specially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.”
Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh recently inked a new “long-term” contract for his show, which he has hosted for more than 30 years.