Stunning news from conservative author and radio stalwart Michael Medved:

Today, Medved revealed that this past December, he was diagnosed throat cancer. He will be taking a medical leave of absence while he undergoes treatment. He hopes to return to the airwaves after his final scheduled radiation treatment in late February.

Meanwhile, he remains optimistic about his chances for recovery. Here’s how he concluded his message to listeners and fans:

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We send our very best to him and his family.

Prayers for a swift and successful recovery.