Skip to comments.Curt Schilling announces he has cancer
Posted on 02/05/2014 5:09:48 PM PST by matt04
Curt Schilling, the former Red Sox pitcher and current ESPN analyst, announced in a statement with the network this afternoon that he has cancer.
"I've always believed life is about embracing the gifts and rising up to meet the challenges. We've been presented with another challenge, as I've recently been diagnosed with cancer,'' said Schilling, who turned 47 in November. "Shonda [Schilling's wife] and I want to send a sincere thank you and our appreciation to those who have called and sent prayers, and we ask that if you are so inclined, to keep the Schilling family in your prayers."
An ESPN spokesman said Schilling doesn't want to say anything further at this time regarding the type of cancer he is facing and his prognosis.
Schilling, who spent four seasons of his 20-year major league career with the Red Sox and was instrumental in their World Series victories in 2004 and '07, joined ESPN as a studio analyst for ESPN's "Baseball Tonight'' in 2010.
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Hopefully he survives. Only 47.
Wow, tough break. This after he lost much of his fortune chasing his video game dream.
I was 48. I am 72 now.
Why no mention of the type of cancer?
Prayers for his health and healing.
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That is great. I was diagnosed right after my 46th birthday. Hoping to fare just as well as you have!
He has a history of oral cancer from about 8 years ago. He used snuff since he was 16. Not sure if it’s related.