ESPN’s Stuart Scott Battling Cancer…Again
“Blessed by prayers..I’m back in the Fight. C reared its head again. Chemo evry 2 wks but I’ll still work, still work out..still #LIVESTRONG.”
Scott was first diagnosed with the disease in 2007 when doctors discovered he had cancer of the appendix while performing an appendectomy. He underwent chemotherapy and all was well until 2011, when he revealed that doctors found tumors in his small intestine.
After an operation and more chemo, he remained cancer-free until his 1/14/13 announcement. But his award speech speaks to the brave father of two fighting until he can’t fight anymore (see below).
There was no word on where the cancer was found this time.
ESPN spokesman Mike Soltys told USA Today Sports that the Sportscenter fixture “plans to continue to work the best he can around his treatments.” Scott re-tweeted and shared some of the positive messages that he received from sports figures such as Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson. Jay Glazer of FOX was among Scott’s colleagues in sports media offering support to Scott.
After announcing the news on Twitter, Scott received a flood of tweets wishing him the best, to which he responded:
“Thanks for prayers..ill fight w ALL C survivors & loved ones. Cancer wants to re-appear..picked the right guy cuz I HIT HARD all day long!!”