Glenn Beck on Monday aired a deeply personal two-hour special on TheBlaze TV, sharing for the first time the true extent of his health issues.
As soon as the words left Beck's mouth, support began flooding in from across the country.
One listener, David Hedgepeth, wrote on Facebook that he has been listening to Beck for 15 years and considers him both a friend and mentor.
"Sharing your struggle tonight brought me to tears," Hedgepeth wrote. "I pray for you and your family daily, but had no idea the depth of your suffering. Thank you for being so open with us all. I am so thankful that you will be able to continue your work that means so much and inspires so many of us out here. God bless you and everyone that is working to make this a better world."
Beck said his health issues started roughly five years ago with vocal cord paralysis, eyesight problems and what doctors at first believed was a painful form of neuropathy, before spiraling into adrenal fatigue and an autoimmune disorder that flummoxed doctors.
Either @glennbeck is very lucky to have found the @Carrick_Brain (Center) or he is here for a reason. And God Bless Saint Tania.— 🥅 tim 🏒 (@🥅 tim 🏒)1415661880.0
After receiving treatment at the Carrick Brain Centers and completely changing the way he eats, sleeps, works and lives -- along with ongoing hormone treatment and intensive physical therapy -- Beck has received a clean bill of health.
One caller on Glenn Beck's radio program Tuesday said Beck's words could not have come at a better time.
"I've literally just been told I have stage 3 cancer," Bill in Arizona said. "And I was really wondering when the oncologist called if I was going to take that call because of the type of cancer, the survival rate is about 50 percent. But seeing what you had gone through was absolute inspiration. My wife and I were holding hands on the couch, tears streaming down our faces [as we watched the show]."
Everyone send Glenn Beck some love tonight.— Chris Wager (@Chris Wager)1415661150.0
Another caller, Forrest in North Carolina, said he started watching Beck as a "hard liberal" during Beck's Fox News days. But over the years, his opinion has changed, and now he sympathizes with Glenn's call for love and reconciliation.
"It really clicked for me this weekend," Forrest remarked. "I was thinking of what you had been saying on this show, and how to approach these things with an open heart, and just sit down and listen to the other person. And so I'm starting to carry that in my day today."
"The things you're doing are not in vain," Forrest concluded.
Beck's story has reached millions, and was intermittently trending on Facebook Monday evening and into Tuesday.
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