Country Singer John Rich Remembers Rush Limbaugh’s Heart for Giving
By Movieguide® Staff
Country star John Rich offered a touching story of conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, who died of lung cancer on Feb. 17, long-lasting impact.
“Part of my whole goal [on ‘Celebrity Apprentice’] was to raise as much money as I could for … St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis,” Rich told Fox News. “My goal was to try to raise above a million dollars, which had never been done before on that show.”
Rich, 37, revealed that Limbaugh was one of the donors who helped him reach his goal.
“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,” Rich wrote in a Tweet. “I never said a word until now. 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
“When I asked Rush Limbaugh about that, he said, ‘I would love to make a donation, but it has to be anonymous. Don’t tell anybody it came from me, don’t tell [host] Donald Trump it came from me, don’t talk about it in any way, shape or form,'” Rich recalled.
“I didn’t know what he was going to donate until it showed up,” Rich continued. “When it showed up, it was $100,000 to the kids at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and I couldn’t tell anybody where it came from.”
Rich said that Limbaugh donated anonymously often for the sake of real-world need and made him “promise he would get no praise for it.”
Rich surpassed his goal, raising a record $1.4 million on Season 11 CELEBRITY APPRENTICE.
“I just thought it was a really respectful move on his end to do a great thing for those kids at that hospital and support my efforts on that show and just something that really stuck with me over the years,” added Rich.