Rush – we love you and respect you.
We are praying for your recovery. God has a purpose for putting you through this, I know you will emerge a person who is able to carry out his purpose even more strongly. We miss your optimism and insight and look forward to hearing you soon!
The Woodlands, TX
I have listened to you since you were in Sacramento. I have not missed a day. You are my guiding light, because of you I have become involved in politics. Before listening I had not voted for 25 years. Now I am a proud Republican, and feel I have a voice.
Thank You for all you have done for this nation and myself.
God Bless You and keep you save in his arms.
I think about you every day and I am sending positive thoughts in your direction. You are a warrior. This is your biggest battle, but remember, you’ve been in training for this moment all your life. I KNOW you’ll succeed. If I could, I’d be your shield maiden, but I know Marta already has that privilege. Come back soon.
Thinking of you
Praying for you
Mary (24/7 Member)
You changed my life.
You gave me hope and understanding.
After the 2000 elections I needed an anchor of clearness.
That was you.
Just a little note of thanks for all of the knowledge you have passed on to me since I started listening to you in 1992. You always make being a conservative fun! Please know that you have my support and prayers during this difficult time you are going through. You said you are no hero, but you will always be my hero for everything you have done for this country. Also, it is only the truly courageous who are willing to acknowledge their humanness to anyone, much less 20 million faithful listeners around the world. You are greatly loved, Rush. Blessings to you and your family! And may God’s grace and mercy shine brightly on you during this time.
I am one of the original listeners to the Rush Limbaugh Show from 1988. I had always had always thought of myself as a conservative, and Rush confirmed it from the first time I listened to him. Over the years friends of mine ridiculed me for listening to Rush, but I persevered. Today many of those same friends are themselves dittoheads.
Sometimes we addicts, whether it is prescription drugs or any other types of illegal drugs, need a wake up call. This is Rush?s wake up call. I know Rush will overcome this addiction because he is a very strong individual and Rush can do anything that he sets his mind to as we all have seen over the past 15 years.
I owe a lot to Rush as far as my conservative viewpoints, but most of all I thank Rush for telling each and every one of his listeners that they can become whatever it is that they want. I wanted to be drug free and Rush allowed me to seek the inner strength through God and I have now been drug free for 1? years. Rush, you are in my prayers as well as my families and converted liberal friends. I wish you the best.
I am a 72-year-old dittohead. I fully understand the dangers of prescription painkillers, having taken many of them in my life. They insidiously creep up on you and before you know it you are hooked. I support you 100% and hope and pray for your complete recovery. I will never desert you, nor will I ever desert my homosexual son or my other son who is serving prison time for illegal drug use. I know you will win this battle, and I am very proud of you.
Get well soon – and dittos.
You do not know me, but you and I discuss life constantly. Sure miss our conversations.
Hope you are back next month to continue.
Thanks so much for all the education you have provided me over the years. There would have been so many things I would not have heard about if it had not been for you. Hurry back we need you! But the most important thing is for you to heal!
You will be in my prayers everyday,
I just wanted to drop you this line and let you know that you are in my prayers. Rush, you have meant soooo much to all of us. We feel you are a family member who is currently in need. You CAN and will beat this!! And I am sure you will. Do not listen to all your critics and detractors. Keep up the good fight. We look forward to your return.
A loyal listener for the past 14 years!!
I really care about you and Marta and wish you a tremendous recovery, both physically and spiritually. Don’t allow the “enemy of our souls” an inch into your life anymore. My prayer is that you will draw close to Christ during this time as only He can sustain us in these times. I pray that God will bless you with His grace as you rid your body of this addiction. I love you much.
From one big guy to another,
I’m cheering for you and praying for you, too! I know you will return to us a healthier, happier, and stronger person. Meanwhile, I’ll stay tuned in to your show and website. HUGS to you and Marta.
You are still the embodiment of what is right with America as well as the American dream. All this current challenge does is remind some folk that you are HUMAN after all. Something ?I? already knew of course! The road is rough but hang in there!
We’re with ya!
Shane and Dee
Dittos Old Partner,
Been there, still there…addicted to hydrocodone due to lumbar lam, herniated discs in neck. Much Love…You’ve got a fight on your hands and I understand…! God Bless you.
From one old Jock to another. (Cajun DJ, 20 years WYNK/WJBO, Clear Channel, Baton Rouge)
I would like you to know that I will remain a loyal fan. I will continue to listen to your show. I will anxiously await your successful completion of rehabilitation and your return to the show, and most importantly I will pray for you.
I am a Roman Catholic who fervently believes in Jesus Christ, and in the power of prayer. I will keep you in my prayers and ask that He help you maintain the strength, the humor, and the humility that you will need to successfully work through the trials and tribulations that are before you. I will also pray for strength for your family to work through this as well. I know that Marta, above all must be worried about you and needs our support as well.
I wish you God speed and hope that this little declaration will help in some small way.
I remain your loyal listener,
Thirteen years ago I went away for 18 days for problems with the “Adult Beverages”. It was less than 2 years after that experience that I found you and conservatism. Overall, life has been pretty good since then. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this dark period.
Even at your worst, you?re the best.
Get well soon,
This note is just to give you spiritual hope and comfort. You’ve been there for me over the years and now I’m here for you. I love to listen to you in the mornings and frankly, at one point you were my adult companionship for 3 hours! You and my then boyfriend, now husband, turned me from an empty headed liberal into a smart conservative.
Get well soon. We’re all waiting for your healthy return to the golden EIB mike.
My husband turned me on to your show ten years ago, when we were both 24 and expecting our son. He would pick me up at work for lunch and we would sit in his truck and listen to your show. We owe a lot of our success, I believe, to you and what you have opened our eyes to for the last ten years. You have been great for us and so many other people. Our prayers are with you. We can’t wait until your back!!
I’ve been a listener for twelve years and last week my heart was both broken and full of joy. Broken because you’re not going to be on the air for a month – but I’ll still listen every day. Full of joy because it takes a great man to publicly admit he has a problem and needs help to overcome it.
I needed help seven years ago to overcome my alcohol addiction and have been more of a man since that time than I ever imagined I could be. You feel like my own family so my prayers are deep and heartfelt for you, Marta and the kids.
You have kept the faith for all of us, for the last 15 years. We will keep the faith for you through these coming days. I look forward to your return.
We are praying for you and Marta during this difficult time. Be strong. Take as much time as you need to recuperate. We are waiting for your return whether it takes 30 days, 30 weeks, or 30 months. We are your loyal fans and there are many of us. We appreciate everything you have done for us over these many years.
Also, if you want to come to Jacksonville Florida to get away from it all, you and Marta are welcome to stay with us and relax here. We may not have the lap of luxury, but we are family and we would welcome you both with open arms. God Bless you both and remember greater is
He that is IN us than he that is in the world.
Love to you.
Raymond and Sandy
I am 1000% behind you. I know you have the strength to do what you must. We will all be waiting for you when you are ready.
I’m behind you and am praying for you. For you, physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, that you’ll seek Christ and a relationship with him (if you’ve not done that already), that you’ll trust Him for your strength through all this that you’re going through.
Take care, Rush. I appreciate you and admire you.
Rush and Marta,
You are in both my and my family’s prayers. I know about pain generated by herniated discs as a lot of people do and understand how a prescriptive drug can take hold of you like that. None of your true radio fans think the less of you and in fact wish there was something more we could do to help besides sending messages of support. Will be here when you get back to pick up where we left off in our daily conversation.
Since I compare everything in life to the game of golf (which for me is an addiction) I will liken it to the tee shot at the 17th at Sawgrass. With focus and determination and the support of your fellow golfers (that’s your family, friends and your fans) you can hit the shot, you know you can. So put it in the hole, put a 1 on the card of life, and never forget the accomplishment. I will keep my radio tuned, anxiously awaiting to hear your voice again.
We Love you… and will always be by your side. Our undying devotion will never fade. You are in our prayers for a full recovery. It won’t be easy, but if anyone can do it… it’s You.
Caesar & Louise
Greetings Professor Limbaugh!
Just wanted to let know I will continue to attend the EIB Institute for Conservative Studies during your absence. I will continue to support you in prayer, and by tuning in every day to continue my studies.
You will be missed. Get well soon!
You said something on the air years ago that really helped me in a difficult time in my life. Just under seven years ago I was fired from my job and blackballed in my field so that I couldn’t get a job in my trained profession. I had been listening to you for a number of years already so it wasn’t unusual to have you on the radio. I was driving in my car kind of feeling sorry for myself listening to you when you reminded me what country I lived in and that everyone that lives here has the opportunity to succeed.
Well I took that to heart and went into a new field with no training but with the desire and resolve to be a success. Within one year I was making more than twice than I had ever made in my previous profession and within three years was making 250,000.00 a year. I thank-you for reminding me that as someone who lives in the country with the greatest opportunities in the world to succeed that all a person needs to do is make the effort, work hard and try! You hold a special place in my heart for your words to me during that difficult time in my life. I think I will put my money where my mouth is and sign up on your website to make sure you are still around.
Thanks for being a man of integrity and honesty in this difficult time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time as they would be were you our son.
Bill and Sue
Sad to say, I know exactly what you’re going through big guy.
I’ve been divorced, widowed, fired, lost lots of money in the market, publicly embarrassed myself in all kinds of ways, but there’s no doubt that the hardest thing I?ve ever done is try to put painkillers behind me. If a person has not experienced this, he cannot understand it.
I know your pain, Rush, and I pray God will help you and give you peace.
And I’ve got news for you- we’ll be waiting for you, we’re not going anywhere. I thank God for giving us Rush on the radio, to explain to us how right we always were and make us able to articulate it to other people and convince them and persuade them. I shudder to think what this country would already be if you had never spoken to us. Thanks for the 15 years, but it isn’t enough, we need 15 more.
God bless you
I feel like we are part of your family. I want you to know that I am praying for you everyday. By now you probably feel the prayers of a nation pushing you to the breaking point of over-coming this addiction. When it is over, you will find yourself a new man. You will be a much stronger person than you were before and you will find yourself a little closer to God, because of all the prayers.
God Bless You,
You have done so much in such a short time for the American people. I have been an EIB listener since 1989 and almost never miss a day. We will be forever indebted to you and your steady message of hope and encouragement. I love your humor.
Keep up the good work as you get better each day and please get on some mineral supplements for your pain.
You have given us such guidance and joy three hours a day, five days a week, for many years. I hope you find strength in knowing that you have an army close personal friends behind you who want you to return to us soon.
Your faithful listener,
It’s been over ten years ago I first listened to you and watched your TV show. You’ve been one of my personal heroes since. I will miss your voice on the radio. I hope it’s only temporary. I can’t imagine that you will get anything but support from people who listen to you and appreciate what you do.
Best of Luck, and get back soon,
I have been listening to you since 1994, and you have helped me to understand why I am a Republican even though I was raised to be a liberal Democrat feminist. I have recently had back surgery as well, and I understand pain.
North Monmouth, Maine
I’m still here and still listening to your show in your absence. Get well soon!
We are both retired and never miss your program. We are praying and thinking about you. We know prayer is powerful and we know you will be fine. We are still listening to your show and can’t wait until you return.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Jim and Dorothy
Las Vegas, Nevada
If I’ve learned anything over the years from listening to you, I know that YOU will be your toughest critic. I hope that this is a motivation to beat your addiction. You’ve been through so much I know that you can win this struggle. I will be here when you return.
God Bless You
No matter what else happens…
Be blessed… Be free… Be whole!!!
I have been a fan since 1990 when I first heard your voice bellow out of a radio on Guam (I was stationed with the Air Force 4th Combat Comm unit). Halfway through the show, I connected the radio to the loudspeakers throughout our unit. Can you guess what happened? No one complained (smiles) and, in fact, a number of people asked that we do it everyday. Unfortunately, our commander refused but did allow us to play you on our shop radio loudly enough for everyone in the area to listen. And, listen we did! And, listen we will when you finish taking care of what you have to take care of and put yourself back into the driver?s seat. If anyone can do it, you will!!!
San Antonio, Texas
Dear Mr. Limbaugh:
I am a fairly new listener, 40 and female, and have come to look forward to and enjoy your program. I know I’ve always had very strong conservative values and have lived my life that way, but never really got into the details of politics until the 2000 election, which almost drove me insane. I wish now that I was tuned in to your program at the time to ease my suffering. I started my own business in the spring of 2000 and used to listen to my cd collection. However, after the events of 9/11, I started listening to the radio for news to keep informed of current events and stumbled upon your program.
I listen to you because you echo my own thoughts on most issues, you keep me up to date on important news stories and you make me laugh. I find your commentary to be full of wit and brutal honesty, which most people don’t get or can’t handle. (As a Philadelphia Eagles fan, you were right regarding McNabb).
I’m looking forward to your return to the airwaves.
It’s not the same without you! You are greatly missed! We are pulling for you to get well soon. You have done so much for us, and we need you back.
After an automobile accident four years ago I had my fourth bone surgery in a year. I was taking hydrocodone for three days before I ran out – cold turkey – on a Saturday night, and no one would renew my prescription. I found myself experiencing some pretty serious withdrawals on Sunday. As an extremely stable and capable person, I was VERY surprised to find myself anxious and agitated to a semi-debilitating degree. Only afterwards did a medical colleague mention that painkillers build up in your system and cause anxiety and agitation. NO ONE TALKS ABOUT THIS, let alone doctors warning you of it when you start taking the medicine.
I know what you’re going through, and I know you will get through it. Hurry back to the radio. Although the guest hosts are doing a great job, you are irreplaceable.
I pray for you,
Words can’t explain the affection that my husband and I have for you. We miss you terribly. You have added so much to our lives. We never miss your program. Our prayers are with you. Come back soon because the United States of America needs your voice to validate and celebrate our conservative views.
Barbara and Barney