Rush Limbaugh signed off his radio show Wednesday afternoon with a moving thank you to his listeners, capping an emotion-filled show that featured Rush reminiscing about his radio career and family as well as the news of the day. Rush even spoke about he feels a bit like a failure because he has not persuaded more people away from liberalism. But the heart of the show was Rush’s gratitude at surviving the year after being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. Rush said at one point today he finally understood what New York Yankees legend Lou Gehrig meant when he said, “I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth” after he was diagnosed with a fatal illness in 1939 that cut short his baseball career.
Rush traditionally takes a long break over Christmas and New Year’s, usually returning the first work day after January 1, which this time will occur later than usual on Monday, January 4. While Rush did not say this was his last show, many listeners had the feeling it might be.
A listener posted a video clip of Rush closing the the show which had Silent Night performed by Rush favorite Mannheim Steamroller softly playing in the background.
— Jxn (@jxnfaster) December 23, 2020
Transcript via RushLimbaugh.com:
RUSH: A yearly tradition. We wrap up with Mannheim Steamroller and Silent Night, and my ongoing attempts to thank everybody in the audience — all of you — for everything you mean to me.