Watch: Touching Moment Rush Gets Emotional After Caller Offers to Donate A Lung
Talk radio giant Rush Limbaugh got emotional on Wednesday after he learned a caller wanted to donate his lung to the famed host.
Limbaugh, who revealed earlier this month that he was diagnosed with “advanced stage lung cancer” said goodbye to the caller who then requested to speak with the show’s producer “Bo Snerdly” for a moment.
“I just asked Snerdley, lightheartedly, ‘What did that guy want who was through talking to me and wanted to talk to you?'” Rush said after a commercial break. “Snerdley did not drop a beat: ‘He wanted to donate a lung if you wanted one.’ And then Snerdley said ‘you’re getting two of those a day.'”
“Oh, wow…..that would have been the last thing that I … I thought he was trying to grease the skids to get in again. …You all just continue to stop me dead in my tracks,” an emotional Rush said.
Rush went on, “I continue to get emails and flowers and cards, I mean its’ just voluminous and it is so touching I mean people recounting experiences they had 30 years ago, 25 years ago. This is why I said last week how lucky I am and people have trouble understanding that. But, believe me, everything that has happened to me is a blessing and I hear things like that and I don’t know what to do with it!”
A caller wanted to talk to Rush Limbaugh's producer after they were done talking.
After the break, Rush got emotional as he reveals the caller was willing to donate one of his lungs to him, if need be. pic.twitter.com/n5XneZZV3H
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On February 4, just one day after Limbaugh’s shock announcement about his health, President Trump gave Limbaugh the Presidential Medal of Freedom during the State of the Union Address.
The president said during his speech, “Rush, in recognition of all that you have done for our nation, the millions of people a day that you speak to and that you 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.”
“It couldn’t stop looking down at it the whole time that I’m wearing it. … It’s just beautiful,” Rush told his audience following the surprise ceremony.
“The president was not going to let me miss it, he was not going to let me talk him or myself out of appearing at the House chamber that night,” Limbaugh said. “Remember folks, I knew I was going to get the medal. The president had told me that it was going to happen in a couple of weeks in the Oval Office.”