Skip to comments.Glenn Beck Tells Audience He Might Be Going Blind
Posted on 07/19/2010 6:59:45 AM PDT by Scythian
During a tearful and passionate speech at his "American Revival" meeting in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Fox News host Glenn Beck revealed that he may be going blind.
During his speech (video below), Beck told the audience, "I can't focus my eyes."
Taking a shot at health care reform, Beck said, "I went to the best doctor I could find, while I could still go to the best doctor I can find."
Beck, 46, says he has been diagnosed with macular dystrophy, and joked that the doctor told him, "You could go blind in the next year . . . or you might not."
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Is that related to macular degeneration? My mother had that—it’s awful.
Prayers for Glenn Beck.
We are all going blind eventually....it’s called old age. =.=
Prayers to Glenn, whatever happens with his eyes, they can not silence his voice.
Prayers for Mr. Beck.
It is, my grandfather has glaucoma. It’s all pretty insidious. I wouldn’t wish such things on the worst Demorat I know. I know they’re probably yuking it up on DU right now over this. Good luck Glenn, they’re doing some good things in the field, but stay strong!
You’re right—the libtards will throw a big party over this.
Many prayers to Glenn and his family.
Actually Glenn said this on his radio show last week! Dumb media missed it
Prayers for Glenn Beck and the complete restoration of his sight.
I think that with all that Glenn Beck has seen and then to shown us, no one could ever say that he is blind, regardless of whether or not he can actually see. There are many people who can see, but whom are already blind.
Don’t tell Nancy he was crying....I still am so pissed off that he made fun of her crying when he is a blabbering crybaby all the time. Why would he do that?????? Why not make fun of her with something he does not do like the plastic surgery. Then Nancy does not half to call him a hypocrite.
Hopefully he is just exaggerating. Blindness is very rare now a days.
Beck laughs at himself all the time. He has a great sense of humor.
That was my first thought too. He’s at the age when I first needed glasses.
Getting old sucks. But it beats the only alternative.
I wish him the best...
that being said, although I agree with his politics about 95%, I cannot abide his crybaby ways....he has a good reason to cry about his eyes...but he really needs to get some backbone about everything else and get PISSED OFF and not weep at the drop of a hat....
he needs R. Lee Ermey as a therapist
I will also pray for Glenn Beck and the complete restoration of his sight.
I was not necessarily being a smartass or unsympathetic to Beck, being I do like him and his message, but I am like you and I suspect Beck is no different, old age is setting in and typically the first thing to go ‘bad’ is the eyesight. ;-)
I watch his show at least three times a week. I like it but sometimes he goes over things many times over. He is really on this history kick lately.
Prayers for Glen. That would be a terrible tragedy, he’s done a lot to educate people with his show.
I love you Glenn. Prayers up.
Tell that to my dad. Macular degeneration is far too common.
I guess this is why he said he may have some prosthetic eyes made that instead of the natural eye color it would just say “Gold” in one eye and “Line” in the other.
I hope it doesn’t come to that.
yeah, right; R. Lee was outraged that there existed anyone who would question the Constitutional eligibilty of bammie....
And sometimes his ADD takes over and he’s all over the map. I wonder what he’ll say next.
I looked up the condition and it sounds worse than becoming near or far-sighted. Some cases have to have a corneal transplant
Beck is a mans man...
“I looked up the condition and it sounds worse than becoming near or far-sighted. Some cases have to have a corneal transplant.”
The terminology is confusing.
There is a corneal form which could eventually require a corneal transplant-a workable solution to restore sight.
The retinal form is pretty much without meaningful treatment, but VERY RARE.
And women like him too! : )
Aw geez. Did he really say that?
God bless him. He has my prayers.
Old age isn’t becoming near or far sighted. My optometrist says my lenses don’t have the elasticity they once did, so I have difficulty focusing. That difficulty increases with age.
Sigh! If I had known I’d live this long, I would have taken better care of my body.
“Beck is no different, old age is setting in...”
Beck is 46. Old age? Ouch, he’s two years younger than me :-(.
Don’t know you well enough to guess whether your comment is tongue-in-cheek or a spear-in-the-back shot.
There’s a far fry from eyesight going to going completely blind.
Lots of old people lose some eyesight.
Beck is in his 40s, and we are not talking about losing some, but going blind.
Too bad. I hoped he was going mute.
I’ve worn glasses since I was 7 (nearsighted and astimatism) and can’t wear contacts, so glasses are no big deal. HOWEVER...I’m at the age where my near vision is starting to go bonkers. I have to take my glasses *off* to read and my optometrist is saying the “B” word. I do not want bifocals, Sam-I-Am. Insult to injury! I’ll go as long as I can before I have to wear the darn things.
yeah I thought the same thing, very biblical sort of-—like a dark force has beset these purveyors of truth or something....
In the meantime somebody like Bill Clinton can lie under oath and exploit a 21 yr old staffer for his orgasmic pleasure in the sanctified OVAL OFFICE representing and guiding a nation that thousands died to protect—and come out smelling like a rose with adoring lemmings exalting him to the heights.
He should be living in a cave out of sight for the shame he brought on the Oval Office.
Seems we truly are in a cosmic battle of dark and light.
There you go again - lumping people into groups they don’t deserve.
I know LOTS of people who have reached a ripe old age without needing more than reading glasses. And I’ve also known people who were blind from birth.
Old age is NOT a guarantee of going blind. Why don’t you do some research before you open your yap and produce a blanket statement?
Hold on, I heading out the door to see my eye doctor about this ‘blindness’ issue...since I am at the same age as Beck....be right back. =.=
Depending, of course, on which way you are going...
It was neither, I was just saying what he was talking about on his show.
You may remember that Wiener or Waxman was going after his main sponsor, Goldline. Glenn was talking about how it would really get some people’s goat if he had his fake eyes designed to read GoldLine.
So it was him who was having some fun with it.
I’ve been “losing my eyesight” since I was seven, but I’m not blind, yet, and don’t plan to be. And I’m a tad older than you.