Rush Limbaugh attends SOTU, receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

Conservative talk-radio king Rush Limbaugh attended Tuesday night’s State of the Union address, and was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by First Lady Melania Trump.

Limbaugh stunned his millions of fans on Monday on his radio show, announcing he has "advanced lung cancer."

Limbaugh, 69, who has been on the air for more than 30 years, said he will have to take some time off for treatment.

Rush Linbaugh reacts as first Lady Melania Trump, second lady Karen Pence, left, and his wife Kathryn, applaud, as President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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The Palm Beach, Fla. resident said two medical institutions confirmed his illness after he first had issues with breathing January 12.

“I told the staff today that I have a deeply personal relationship with God that I do not proselytize about, but I do, and I have been working that relationship tremendously,” he said. "I am, at the moment, experiencing zero symptoms."

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LImbaugh, who is heard in Atlanta weekdays on News 95.5 WSB from noon to 3 p.m., said he will take Tuesday and Wednesday off and expects to be back Thursday.

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“I hope I will be talking about this as little as necessary in the coming days, but we’ve got a great bunch of doctors, a great team assembled, we’re at full speed ahead on this,” Limbaugh said. “It’s just now a matter of implementing what we are going to be told later this week.”It’s without saying Limbaugh launched the syndicated political talk radio revolution in the early 1990s and has been its standard bearer ever since.