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Conservative political pundit Glenn Beck revealed new health problems to his radio show listeners earlier this week.
Beck, 49, already suffers from macular dystrophy that may lead to his eventual blindness, and in the past has shared that his hands and feet go numb from time to time, reports Beck's media network, The Blaze.
But on Wednesday, Dec. 12, Beck woke up and discovered he was unable to move his arms.
"I woke up from a dead sleep and it was like, you know how your arms get when they're dead asleep and you can't move them?" he said. "Well, they weren't asleep, they just weren't working."
Beck asked his wife, Tania, if she could help him.
"I said to my wife — this is the first time this has happened to me — 'Honey, can you move my arms for me, please?'" he recounted, adding that his arm paralysis lasted for "about a minute."
Although he has sought professional medical help, Beck said he has found little success.
"I have this weird thing that doctors have been trying to figure out for a long time," he said. "And the doctor just said, 'Stop. Stop looking. It's not going to kill you, it's just going to make your life miserable. So let's just stop.'"
Beck's revelation astonished his co-workers, who could not understand his seemingly blasé attitude.
"I came in and Joe said to me, 'Why are you late?' And I said, 'My arms didn't work.' And he said, 'You're so cavalier about it.' And I said, 'What are you going to do about it?'" Beck relayed matter-of-factly. "Oh well; boo-hoo; cry me a river; move on with your life."
The media personality said that it was not worth it to dwell on his problems.
"I don't want to hear about your problems, because I've got a stack of them and so does everybody else around me," he said. "Tell me about your struggles, and let's get through them together. That's when life is worth living. Let's live."