Conservative commentator Glenn Beck says he has been diagnosed with macular dystrophy, a progressive eye disorder that could cause him to go blind.You have to appreciate that he can laugh at himself though with regards to a sensitive subject.
Speaking to an audience over the weekend, Beck, a Mount Vernon, Wash. native, talked about how he's been losing the ability to focus his eyes. He says he went to his doctor a couple of weeks ago.
"He did all kinds of tests and he said, 'you have macular dystrophy ...you could go blind in the next year. Or, you might not,'" said Beck.
Beck tearfully began talking about the things he looks at, like his wife and children, and that he loves to read, followed by joking about how he is too lazy to learn Braille.
Before making the announcement, the vocal opponent to Pres. Obama's health care reform set up his story saying "I went to the best doctor I could find, while I could still go to the best doctor I can find." The reported crowd of 6,000 in Salt Lake City laughed and applauded in approval.
Monday, July 19, 2010
Glenn Beck could go blind
Wow. I came back home from reading Eicha to read this sad piece of news. I disagree with the guy but no one should have to suffer with not being able to see, even if it is someone such as Glenn Beck.