Long time listeners may have noticed a change in Glenn's voice over the past couple of weeks. After consulting with doctors, he has been diagnosed with severe vocal cord strain resulting from overuse. Glenn's doctors have advised him to rest his voice over the next couple of weeks, and as a result he will be off radio and TV for the month of July. We expect him to return to the air on August 3rd, fully recovered.
During this four week period, Glenn will need to fight every urge to speak to give his vocal cords rest, and a selection of guests offering similar entertaining and enlightening points of view will host his radio and television programs.
Glenn will continue to stay in touch with you - the fans, viewers, and listeners - on his Facebook page and GlennBeck.com during this recovery period.
Below is the message Glenn shared on Facebook and radio today:
As you may or may not have noticed over the past couple of months, my voice has been changing a bit. Because I have had problems with my nerves in my vocal cords in the past where my voice has stopped working. I have been a little concerned, but I have really really great doctors, and this Friday I consulted with them and they have advised me to take a few weeks off and rest my voice due to some severe strain that has happened.
I know what I have to do. And I know how much work is left to do. And this is just another irritant in the long road of irritants. But its not going to stop me, and it's only going to sharpen my focus.
I intend on using the next few weeks on intensive study on figures of the past, on figures of courage, and figures of people who have really made a difference.
I also think this is going to be a great advantage for us as we get together for August 28th and 29th in Birmingham, Alabama. Because of all the things I do, it is very hard for me to keep ahead of the game. This will give me a few weeks head start to focus on where we need to go next.
I have been talking about a lot of things in the past eight to nine years and have been warning about things like a caliphate, civil unrest, and a collapse of Greece - and we have now seen all of those things come to fruition.
I have also warned about the coldness of our hearts and the fact that we look for the speck in other people's eyes over the beam in our own. I am probably the most imperfect messenger on this, and I really believe this will give me an opportunity to do a lot of soul searching. To do a lot of reflection. And to, for the first time in about fifteen years, really listen more than I speak, which is a good thing for everybody.
I appreciate your tolerance, and all of the radio stations and television statements, and all of my partners in business for their understanding of this sabbatical and this time that doctors have told me I need to take off.
I appreciate you for sticking with us.
I know the staff has this weekend been working overtime on the thing that we can do to enrich us and keep us on track for where we are headed. They will be doing some really exciting things on radio and television that I think will help us. The time for looking and saying what is happening with the news is over. Now we need to start to say what's coming our way and what can we do about it - and that's where my focus is going to be.
I'm going to continue to stay with you on Facebook and everything in written form, but as of today doctor's have advised me to no longer speak for a while.
There's a lot of people in the world who are celebrating this, but it's only going to be for a few weeks. I believe it will humble me, it will make me a better man, and will perhaps teach me of the things that are worthy to be said, as I measure every word now that I can speak. I think this will be a very good thing.
I thank you for your prayers, your concern, your membership in TheBlaze. I thank you for that as you keep us going during this troubled time.
I will speak to you again in about a month.