Glenn Beck's health: A video history

Now the popular entertainer is going blind, after suffering hemorrhoids, appendicitis and "no concept of time"

Published July 19, 2010 11:01PM (EDT)

Glenn Beck may be going blind, he told an audience in Salt Lake City last Saturday, due to macular dystrophy.

In 2008, Beck went to the hospital for routine hemorrhoid surgergy, and complications ensued.

In November, he had appendicitis.

On his radio show last year, Beck said, "I have no concept of time in reverse." His doctors apparently informed him that his brain was "like a PC," sorting through superhuman amounts of data.

By Alex Pareene

Alex Pareene writes about politics for Salon and is the author of "The Rude Guide to Mitt." Email him at and follow him on Twitter @pareene

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