Jerry Remy Announces He Has Cancer Again

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 20: Longtime NESN broadcaster and former Boston Red Sox second baseball Jerry Remy talks during a ceremony honoring his thirty years in the broadcast booth before a game against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park on August 20, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA (WBZ-AM) -- Red Sox Broadcaster Jerry Remy faces another battle with cancer for the 6th time.

New England Sports Network says the former basemen will be off the broadcasts while he undergoes treatment. They did not elaborate the nature of the diagnosis.

Statement from NESN: 

"Jerry Remy has been diagnosed once again with cancer.  At this time, Jerry’s focus is on his medical treatment.  The thoughts and prayers of all of us at NESN and the Red Sox are with Jerry and his family during this difficult time."

The 65-year-old had multiple re-occurrences of lung cancer he was first diagnosed in 2008.

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