Megyn Kelly defends Limbaugh's emotional radio moment discussing cancer diagnosis

Journalist Megyn Kelly ripped radio host Michael Savage on Monday night after he mocked Rush Limbaugh for sharing an emotional update on his battle with stage 4 cancer. 

Savage mocked Limbaugh, saying that his "crying on the air" was the "worst 15 minutes of radio history." 

"Limbaugh's crying about his cancer on air! Worst 15 minutes in radio history! Spilled a large coffee all over counter and floor. I PROMISE MY AUDIENCE THIS- I WILL NOT DRAG YOU DOWN WITH ME! Best wishes RUSH, but stop and leave the stage with dignity," Savage wrote on Twitter.


Limbaugh, 69, told listeners Monday that he often feels that he's under "a death sentence" while battling cancer, with the conservative radio talk show host sharing that recent scans showed "some progression."

“It is cancer, it eventually outsmarts pretty much everything you throw at it,” Limbaugh told his nationally syndicated program. “It’s tough to realize that the days where I do not think I’m under a death sentence are over." 

Kelly, who launched a podcast last month, slammed Savage in response in a tweet to her 2.5 million viewers.

"I think I speak for, oh, pretty much everyone when I say STFU you absolute douchebag," Kelly said in a retweet.  

Others soon joined in condemning Savage. 


"You're an idiot", Fox News political analyst Gianno Caldwell responded. 

 "Were you hacked or are you just awful?" tweeted Rita Panahi, a columnist for Australia's Herald Sun. 

"Congratulations on outing yourself as a jealous trash person!" comedian and podcast host Tim Young responded. 

Limbaugh announced to his listeners in January that he was diagnosed with late-stage lung cancer. Shortly after his announcement, the conservative radio show host was awarded the Medal of Freedom by President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden says Roe v. Wade under attack like 'never before' On student loans, Biden doesn't have an answer yet Grill company apologizes after sending meatloaf recipe on same day of rock star's death MORE in February.