Rush Limbaugh was emotional during his final broadcast of 2020.
The broadcast capped off a tumultuous year for the conservative icon, who is battling late stage lung cancer and also was awarded the medal of freedom by President Trump.
An emotional Rush said to his audience “My point in all of this today is gratitude.”
He continued “my point in all of this is to say thanks and tell everybody involved how much I love you from the bottom of a sizable and growing and still-beating heart.”
Rush gave specific thanks to his wife Kathryn and other family members.
He also said “I wasn’t expected to be alive today. I wasn’t expected to make it to October, and then to November, and then to December. And yet, here I am, and today, got some problems, but I’m feeling pretty good today.”
“I can’t be self-absorbed about it,” Limbaugh said while tearing up “when that is the tendency when you are told that you’ve got a due date. You have an expiration date. A lot of people never get told that, so they don’t face life this way.”
Rush urged his listeners to stay positive even in the wake of the November Presidential election results.
“It’s never time to panic, folks, he said. “There’s never, ever going to be time to give up on our country … It’ll never be time to give up on yourself. Trust me.”