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    Limbaugh is the radio host of "The Rush Limbaugh Show", a political talk show originally launched more than 30 years ago, which now reaches more than 27 million listeners weekly and is broadcast on more than 600 stations in the United States.

    Prominent media and politicians have expressed support for Rush Limbaugh after the conservative radio host announced he had been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer.

    A lot of political figures, along with media hosts, political analysts, journalists, and writers took to Twitter to express their heartful sentiments on hearing the sad news about the famous radio personality.

    US Vice President Mike Pence wished Limbaugh a quick recovery, calling him a "national treasure" for his contribution to US political discourse.

    Other politicians, including GOP senators, also wished Limbaugh to recover soon, praising his work on the radio.

    ​Among those who supported Limbaugh, there were also media and cultural figures who praised him for providing an alternative discourse in US politics. 

    Some also criticised those who were actually happy Limbaugh came down with a serious disease or said they did not care if the radio host would recover or not.

    On Monday, Limbaugh, 69, spoke about his diagnosis on the radio, telling listeners he was sorry to have "let everybody down" with it.

    "I'm sure that you all know by now that I really don't like talking about myself and I don’t like making things about me…", Limbaugh said. "I can't help but feel that I'm letting everybody down."

    According to the information from the official website of Limbaugh's radio show, launched in 1988, the program covers political, cultural and social issues in the United States, combining deep, serious discussion with a satirical and humorous manner of speaking.

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