During his “American Revival” meeting in Salt Lake City, Glenn Beck revealed some disturbing (some would say “good”) news to his audience. He has apparently been diagnosed with macular dystrophy, a degenerative disease that affects the eyes and could lead to blindness.

In an emotional moment — and I mean seriously emotional — Beck told his audience that a few weeks back he’d visited the best doctor he could find, “while I could still go to the best doctor I can find” because “I couldn’t focus my eyes” (which may explain why he’s been sporting glasses of late on his show).

The doctor told him he has “macular dystrophy” to which Glenn responded: “Is that that Jerry Lewis thing…I should have given more.” Somewhat less funny is the part where the doctor tells him he could go blind within a year…or not — though Glenn manages to turn it into an amusing anecdote: “You’re a doctor like I’m a doctor, aren’t you?!” And then it gets serious again.

Glenn Beck Says He May Be Going Blind

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