Fox News host Sean Hannity said the late radio host Rush Limbaugh underwent a series of cancer treatments that « nearly killed him » in order to do his show.
« His wish list was his audience, » Hannity said in an interview with radio host Mark Levin. “He would go through these treatments that almost killed him, because I know people who have gone through chemotherapy like this and cancer treatment like this, especially advanced stage cancer, they almost killed you to save you or they almost killed you to buy you time, and that has been the last year of his life «.
He added: “And when he was good enough, even when he really wasn’t good enough, his time, the way he wanted to spend it, was with his audience. That was his choice. The people who heard it, that was the main and only item on their wish list.
Limbaugh, 70, died last week, about a year after he was diagnosed with advanced-stage cancer. The longtime conservative radio host often took time off broadcasting for treatment and regularly provided listeners with updates on his status.
Sean Hannity speaks on stage during the 2019 Politicon at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee on October 26, 2019 (Jason Kempin / . for Politicon).
Hannity did not elaborate on the nature of the treatments.
« I mean, that to me says a lot about him, how much he loved what he did, » she said. “He was born to do this. Nobody did better. No one will do better, « Hannity added, saying that » it was difficult for me to understand the fact that whatever major political issue comes up, we will not hear your voice. «
Limbaugh’s death sparked speculation that former President Donald Trump could be chosen to replace him.
“There are a lot of people who are mentioning that and no, it’s nothing I have thought about. But it would be difficult to replace. You know, we talked to a friend of yours, Sean Hannity, he said, « He’s irreplaceable. » And I see that too. I say it is irreplaceable, « Trump said during an interview with Newsmax. “You wouldn’t want to follow Rush, it’s the old story, you get someone like that, you don’t want to follow him, because some things just can’t be done. He was unique.
Last year, Trump presented Limbaugh with the Presidential Medal of Freedom during his speech to Congress.
According to his wife, Limbaugh, 70, died at their home in Palm Beach, Florida.