NESN announced Monday that Jerry Remy, who is entering his 30th season as the color analyst on Red Sox television broadcasts, is being treated for a relapse of lung cancer.
NESN said Remy plans to be in the broadcast booth this season, and that he would discuss his latest battle with cancer Monday at 3 p.m. at NESN’s studio.
“I’ve been diagnosed with cancer again but it’s under control” Remy said on Twitter Monday.
I've been diagnosed with cancer again but it's under control. If you would like to read the interview go to:https://t.co/VWfMlV64UA
— Jerry Remy (RemDawg) (@Jerry_Remy) February 13, 2017
Remy, 64, was first diagnosed in 2008 and underwent surgery that November to remove a cancerous area from his lung. A smoker since his teen years growing up in Somerset, Remy endured complications during his recovery, including an infection and a prolonged bout with pneumonia.
In January, the network announced that he’d signed a multiyear contract extension, with the expectation that he would work 115 games.
We wish Jerry the best of luck in his treatment, according to Remy, ‘it is under control’ which is fantastic news. We look forward to hearing him in the booth this season!