Updated at 4:52 p.m. ET
Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh told his listeners on Monday that he has been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer.
He said the diagnosis was confirmed by two medical institutions on Jan. 20, after he became concerned earlier that month that something was wrong.
"I wish I didn't have to tell you this, and I thought about not telling anybody," Limbaugh said on his program. "I thought about trying to do this without anybody knowing, because I don't like making things about me."