Controversial FOX News’ commentator Glenn Beck revealed that he was diagnosed with macular dystrophy and could go blind within a year.

(Strongly resisting the urge to make a cheap shot…)

Beck broke the news to a select audience in the Salt Lake City over the weekend, where he was hosting an American Revival event, a “fusion of entertainment and enlightenment.” During the event, the pundit candidly confessed to the audience that he has been diagnosed with macular dystrophy, a disease in which the gray opacity in the cornea bulges outward diminishes the vision in the eyes, and could lose his vision as soon as next year.

“A couple of weeks ago I went to the doctor because of my eyes, I can’t focus my eyes…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.’ I said, did you just charge me a thousand dollars for knowing what I knew my whole life?”

As the onlookers cheered and laughed and looked on, Beck used the opportunity to take a dig at the less than satisfactory health care reform which was recently made into law: “I went to the best doctor I could find, while I could still go to the best doctor I can find.”



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