Rush Limbaugh diagnosed with advanced lung cancer

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FILE – This May 14, 2012 file photo shows radio host Rush Limbaugh speaking during a ceremony inducting him into the Hall of Famous Missourians in the state Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo. The top law enforcement official at the agency that runs New York’s airports and bridges has retired amid an investigation after Limbaugh told listeners he received a police escort. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said Monday, May 7, 2018, Michael Fedorko will step down immediately. (AP Photo/Julie Smith, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh said he’s been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer.

Addressing listeners on his program Monday, Limbaugh said will take some days off for further medical tests and to determine treatment.

Limbaugh called himself the “mayor of Realville” in announcing his illness. He’d been experiencing shortness of breath that he initially thought might be heart-related but turned out to be a pulmonary malignancy.

Limbaugh’s announcement come at a tumultuous political time, as the conclusion of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial nears.

He started his national radio show in 1988 from New York, later relocating to Palm Beach, Florida.

The hyper-partisan broadcaster has served as a Republican kingmaker through his decades on the radio.

Due to his treatment, Limbaugh said he will not be on air for a few days.

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