CONSERVATIVE commentator Rush Limbaugh missed his dinnertime show as he continues his fight against advanced lung cancer.
Limbaugh was replaced by radio host Ken Matthews as fears continue to swirl regarding his health.
Worried colleagues and fans have offered their prayers for his remission after the 70-year-old was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer in January 2020.
Limbaugh has been off the air since February 2 as he continues to battle the deadly disease.
He has previously missed stints on his notorious talkshow, The Rush Limbaugh Show, while undergoing regular treatment.
But despite his ailments, he makes sure he is back in front of his signature golden microphone as much as he can.
The shows producer James Golden, known by his pseudonym Bo Snerdley, provided a poignant update on Limbaugh.
He tweeted, "Our prayers are with Rush as he continues to fight the illness he as been afflicted with. We are still praying for a remission.
"Today @KenMatthews will fill in for Rush. Thanks for all of your prayers, kind words and wishes for our Rush. God Bless you."
Fans thanked Golden for the update, responding: "Prayers every single day for Rush. Tell him he is so loved and missed and we are in this fight with and for him."
Another offered Matthews their support for standing in, commenting, "Praying right now Bo. Thanks for the updates. Thank you for your brave and fearless analysis @kenmatthews."
"Thank you for fighting, Rush, for your life and for America. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself with us, especially this past year. We are so grateful," one fan wrote.
The talk show titan was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Donald Trump in February 2020, shortly after his diagnosis.
He is regarded as one of the most influential members of the media after his pioneering radio show grew into the most listened-to radio show in the United States.
In his final broadcast of 2020, Limbaugh thanked his listeners and peers for supporting him throughout his illness.
"My point in all of this today is gratitude.My point in all of this is to say thanks and tell everybody involved how much I love you from the bottom of a sizable and growing and still-beating heart."
He described his experience as being "under a death sentence" as he fought back tears.
"You have an expiration date. A lot of people never get told that, so they don't face life this way," Limbaugh said.
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