Former Time Warner CEO Richard Parsons On Battling Multiple Myeloma: “I Got This”
Richard D. Parsons has always been in control of his life. As a powerful businessman, Parsons stepped in to replace the racist Donald Sterling as interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers while also boasting a lengthy resume as former chairman of Citigroup and Time Warner CEO.
But there’s one thing that was out of Parsons’ control – his diagnosis of multiple myeloma (MM).
“I’ve been now on chemotherapy for quite some time – about a year and a half, closing in on two years – and they’ve really knocked the cancer down,” Parsons explained. “The issue now is how to keep it down.”
Parsons learned of his disease about a year and a half ago. He’s one of the 30,000 or so multiple myeloma diagnoses for African American men every year in the U.S.