Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh’s producer, James Golden, on Wednesday, Feb. 10, sent out a message to Limbaugh’s supporters after the host was forced to miss another show due to his ongoing battle with lung cancer.
Golden, who works under the pseudonym Bo Snerdley, announced on Twitter that guest host Ken Matthews would be filling in for Limbaugh on Wednesday.
“Our prayers are with Rush as he continues to fight the illness he as been afflicted with,” Snerdley said. “We are still praying for a remission. Today @KenMatthews will fill in for Rush. Thanks for all of your prayers, kind words and wishes for our Rush. God Bless you.”
Limbaugh is considered the leading conservative talk radio host and has been on the airwaves for more than three decades. He was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer in January 2020 but continued to host the show for most of the year that followed.
“Thank you so much for your overwhelming encouragement and support, and prayers out there,” Limbaugh said while giving an update on his health. “They absolutely work! Fear not, I plan to hang around a long time to continue to annoy the left.”
According to Talkers, which tracks audience numbers for talk radio, Limbaugh is the most-listened-to radio host in the country, with 15.5 million listeners tuning in weekly as of December 2019.
Following the diagnosis, former President Donald Trump presented Limbaugh with the Presidential Medal of Freedom during his State of the Union address last year.
“Rush Limbaugh, thank you for your decades of tireless devotion to our country. Rush, in recognition of all that you have done for our nation, the millions of people a day that you speak to and inspire, and all of the incredible work that you have done for charity, I am proud to announce tonight that you will be receiving our country’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom,” Trump said.
Limbaugh has been an ardent supporter of President Trump. He left Twitter in January following the ban on the former president. He recently issued a statement of gratitude to Trump, thanking him for what he has done for the country over the last four years.
“My days on earth are numbered; But before I fade away, there is something important I need to say. It may not be important to anyone else; but it’s important to me. Win, lose, or fraud President Trump, I just want to say thank you for the last four years.
Thank you for making it cool to be an American again. Thank you for showing us that we don’t need to be under China’s thumb anymore economically, or any other way. Thank you for one of the strongest economies we’ve ever experienced in my lifetime.
Thank you for all you have done for the minority communities, and the outstanding decrease in the unemployment rate you had. Thank you for making it feel good to love our country and to be a proud patriot again.
Thank you for supporting our Nation’s flag and the men and women who fought for the freedom that stands behind that flag. Thank you for supporting our nation’s law enforcement organizations, and understanding how difficult their job really is.
Thank you for quelling the flood of illegal immigration, and bringing to justice the thousands of criminals that flood brought us. Thank you for giving corporations a reason to come back to America to make our own products and put Americans back to work.
Thank you for bringing our troops home from endless deployments that presented us with little more than body bags; and for your commitment to strengthen our military.
Thank you for operation warp speed and keeping your promise to bringing the Covid 19 vaccine to us in less than a year. Thank you for your never-ending attempts at bringing peace to the Middle East and your support for Israel.
Thank you for your Tax relief, and thank you for our energy independence. Most of all though…
THANK YOU for taking a damn rotten job that you never had to take!! Thank you for caring enough for this country to want to try and make a difference.
Thank you for showing America how little Career Politicians actually work for their constituents; for showing us how much those politicians despise you for showing America how easy it is to build a great nation, rather than rape her to line their own pockets and stock portfolios.
Thank you for allowing us to experience a President that wasn’t a lifelong politician, but a lifelong American. THANK YOU MR PRESIDENT… YOU DID YOUR BEST…”