Rush Limbaugh Made Secret $100k Donation to Children’s Hospital Before He Died
Country star John Rich reveals the identity of the donor was broadcaster legend
The secret $100,000 donor to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital has been revealed to be the late Rush Limbaugh, according to Country star John Rich.
The 47-year-old country singer tweeted following the legendary broadcaster’s death:
“When I was on Celebrity Apprentice, Rush Limbaugh made a donation of $100,000 dollars to St. Jude Children’s Hospital to support them, and my mission on the TV Show under the condition that he remained anonymous."
“I never said a word until now,” Rich added.
“He will be missed. #RIPRushLimbaugh.”
When I was on Celebrity Apprentice, Rush Limbaugh made a donation of $100,000 dollars to St Jude Children's Hospital to support them, and my mission on the TV Show under the condition that he remained anonymous. I never said a word until now. He will be missed. #RIPRushLimbaugh— John Rich (@johnrich) February 17, 2021
Limbaugh died aged 70 following complications from his battle with lung cancer.
“For over 32 years, Rush has cherished you, his loyal audience, and always looked forward to every single show,” his wife Kathryn explained.
“It is with profound sadness I must share with you directly that our beloved Rush, my wonderful husband, passed away this morning due to complications from lung cancer.”
Limbaugh was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Trump at the State of the Union address last year.
First lady Melania Trump then presented America’s highest civilian honor to Limbaugh in an emotional moment on the heels of his devastating cancer diagnosis.
"Rush Limbaugh: Thank you for your decades of tireless devotion to our country," President Trump said during the address.
Limbaugh is considered one of the most influential media figures in American history and has played a consequential role in conservative politics since "The Rush Limbaugh Show" began in 1988.
Perched behind his Golden EIB (Excellence in Broadcasting) Microphone, Limbaugh spent over three decades as arguably both the most beloved and polarizing person in American media.
Limbaugh thanked his listeners and supporters on his final broadcast, revealing at the time that he had outlived his prognosis.
"I wasn't expected to be alive today," he said.
"I wasn't expected to make it to October, and then to November, and then to December."