Talk radio icon Rush Limbaugh attended President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, where the president awarded Limbaugh the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
First Lady Melania Trump was seen putting the highest civilian award around Limbaugh’s neck. He sat next to her during the speech when the president made the announcement. Limbaugh appeared to be surprised by the honor.
The conservative radio legend told his millions of listeners Monday he was diagnosed with “advanced lung cancer” and would miss some shows in the coming days and weeks for treatment.
“Many people do not know what a great guy & fantastic political talent the great Rush Limbaugh is. There is nobody like him. Looking for a speedy recovery for our friend!,” Trump tweeted in support of the radio giant Monday evening.