Talk radio legend Rush Limbaugh said in an interview Tuesday morning that his battle with cancer was “day to day” but he was thankful that he made his goal to be around for Election Day.
“I’m day to day. I wake up every day and thank God that I did,” Limbaugh told Fox News’ “Fox & Friends.”
“I woke up this morning and I thanked God that I did, and I have had a very, very good fortune with the course of treatment that I’ve had and I’m just thrilled to be here.”
He added, “I’m thrilled to be here and to be able to be part of this today. This was an objective.”
The conservative radio icon praised President Donald Trump for the work he has done during his time in the White House.
“I really do believe that we owe President Trump a lot. The man has done more than anybody I can think of in the Republican Party to save this country,” Limbaugh said.
He said Trump would work to preserve the American way of life while Democrats want to “rip the Constitution to shreds.”
Limbaugh revealed his advanced lung cancer diagnosis in February but vowed to stay on the radio as he battled the disease. He said in May that his treatment was physically grueling but that he would not stop fighting.
As recently as July, he said he was hoping the treatment would give him “extra innings.”
But on Oct. 26, Limbaugh told his audience that the latest results show the cancer that had been stymied was growing once again, according to a transcript of his remarks posted on his website.
In his “Fox & Friends” interview, he said he didn’t want to talk too much about his sickness but he was grateful to be around to watch the Election Day results come in.
“When I found out my diagnosis, being here today was one of the objectives,” Limbaugh said Tuesday.
“I wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for my family. They have, particularly my wife who has just, this stuff is hard. … I have been the beneficiary of some of the most loving and devoted people.”
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