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.
Thank you for all of your support. This has hit me hard but I have never quit and will not now. I have complete trust in my team at Mass General. Bring it home Sox !!!— Jerry Remy (RemDawg) (@Jerry_Remy) August 8, 2018
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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