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Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh announced he is battling "advanced" lung cancer. The talk radio icon shared the shocking news on his syndicated show on Monday.

"I have to tell you something today that I wish I didn't have to tell you," the 69-year-old cigar smoker said, according to The Hill. "It's a struggle for me, because I had to inform my staff earlier today. I can't help but feel that I'm letting everybody down... The upshot is that I have been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer."

Limbaugh, who is widely viewed as one of President Donald Trump's most influential media allies, will be seeking treatment this week, but he hopes to return to work on Thursday.

Ending his broadcast, Limbaugh revealed that his 31-year run as the host of his popular radio show has brought him "greatness, satisfaction and happiness", adding, "Every day I'm not here, I'll be missing you (listeners) and thinking about you."

Limbaugh signed a contract extension with Premiere Networks last month, ahead of his diagnosis.

First, Nas ethered Jay Z on a track and now Jay Z has been ethered by two right wing conservatives!

Jay Z dissed conservative talk show hosts Bill O'Reilly and Rush Limbaugh in a verse on a leaked track off his upcoming Blueprint 3 album. In "Off That" featuring rapper Drake, Jay tells O'Reilly to "fall back" and asks Limbaugh to "Get off my balls/It's 2010, not 1864."

O'Reilly responded by calling Jigga a "pinhead" on his popular O'Reilly Factor show on FOX on Monday. And yesterday, Limbaugh hit back at Jay Z's diss on his popular radio show:

"I have been mentioned in a rap song by the rapper Jay-Z," Limbaugh said. "The new song mentions me and the moderate Bill O'Reilly." Limbaugh then actually played a clip of "Off That" before chiming back in. "As far as I know, I have never been mentioned in a rap song by anybody. It means I've made it — I'm now on a rap tune by the famous rapper Jay-Z."

Limbaugh then elaborated on the reference to him in the lyric. "I would remind the rapper Jay-Z: Mr. Z, it is President Obama who wants mandated circumcision. That means if we need to save our penises from anybody, it's Obama. I did not know I was on anybody's b---s, either. I'm happy to know that they think I am, though." The mention of Obama is in reference to the fact that the Center for Disease Control is considering recommending circumcision to high-risk adult men to reduce the spread of HIV, according to The New York Times. read more...

Jay Z got exactly what he wanted from Rush and Bill: attention. Unfortunately, the track is still lame.