Teary Glenn Beck: I Might Be Going Blind
Macular dystrophy may rob his eyesight
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff | Suggested by Fondue
Posted Jul 20, 2010 4:25 AM CDT
Updated Jul 20, 2010 6:30 AM CDT
Glenn Beck teared up recently when he discussed his battle with macular dystrophy,   (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

(Newser) – A teary-eyed Glenn Beck has confided to a conservative crowd that disease may rob him of his vision in a year. "I can't focus my eyes," he told some 6,000 people in Salt Lake City on his American Revival tour. After tests, his doc told him: "You have macular dystrophy. You could go blind in the next year. Or, you might not."

The relatively rare genetic disorder causes a progressive loss of sight. An emotional Beck said he could learn to cope with never seeing his wife and kids again because he knows what they look like, but he would miss reading, especially since "I'm too damn lazy to learn Braille." He didn't pass up an opportunity to take a swipe at health care reform to the crowd's delight, saying he "went to the best doctor I could find, while I could still go to the best doctor I can find," reports Politics Daily. (Click here for a video rundown of Beck's previous ailments.)

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Jul 28, 2012 3:36 PM CDT
A while back I watched Glenn Beck having a breakdown on TV about a horrible experience he had in a hospital. He was seeing the white lights the whole deal. He didn't say what the ailment was. I looked around online & it turned out he had same day hemorrhoid surgery.
Feb 20, 2012 2:09 PM CST
You may not agree with his politics (I for one don't) but it is outrageous that people find this "hilarious" and jeer at him over it. Seriously-grow a compassion chip.
Jul 23, 2010 3:47 PM CDT
First Rush Limbaugh is going deaf & now Glenn Beck is losing his sight. There is a God...