Conservative talkshow radio host Rush Limbaugh talked about his private evangelical faith Tuesday and his belief that “there’s good in everything that happens.”
“Yeah, yeah. I actually believe that,” Limbaugh told “Fox & Friends” co-host Ainsley Earhardt. “You mentioned God: God is a profound factor; Jesus Christ a profound factor. I have a personal relationship. I’ve not talked about it much publicly because I don’t proselytize these things,” he said.
“I’m just trying to give thanks every day for all of the blessings,” Limbaugh continued. “I have had a blessed life. I have had so many great friends … and still do … there’s nothing negative for me. There’s nothing I have deep regrets about because I’ve been so blessed.” (RELATED: ‘It Is Kicking My Ass’: Rush Limbaugh Gives Cancer Treatment Update)
In February, Limbaugh announced that he had advanced lung cancer. Shortly thereafter, First Lady Melania Trump presented the popular political pundit with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
The conservative icon spoke of his own mortality saying “the prospect of [your life] being taken away” has enabled him to develop an “appreciation for all of the goodness that you have in your life” and to realize that we “all have rotten things happen to us and we all have unfortunate things.”
“But one thing I’ve learned is that there’s good in everything that happens. It may not present itself for weeks, months, whatever — but there’s good in everything that happens if you look for it.”
Limbaugh called life “the most precious thing we have and it’s probably the thing that most people just take for granted” because people are too busy to take time and reflect. “But I really appreciate mine now I have to tell you, and I always have; but we all only get one and we all have the opportunities starting out to make the most of it …”
He noted his gratitude for still being alive to witness election day and that he has been healthy enough to continue his radio show since announcing his cancer. (RELATED: Trump Will Guest Host The Rush Limbaugh Show Friday)
“I’m grateful that I am still able to have meaningful conversation, relationships with my family. I’m grateful for everything that happened.”
In October, the broadcaster delivered an emotional and tearful update on his cancer, telling listeners, “It’s tough to realize that the days where I do not think I’m under a death sentence are over.”