On Monday, ESPN anchor Stuart Scott announced that he is once again battling cancer. Shortly before hosting SportsCenter, the 47-year-old sportscaster took to Twitter to report the news:
“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”
“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!!”
Scott’s announcement was followed by an outpouring of support from fans and athletes all over the sports world.
“Praying for you [Stuart Scott] Get well my brother,” wrote Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III. Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant chimed in, “our prayers r [sic] w you Keep the fight my brotha.”
Scott was originally diagnosed with cancer in 2007 after undergoing an emergency appendectomy, which revealed the presence of appendiceal cancer. After six months of chemotherapy, he was declared cancer-free until early 2011. The diagnosis was followed by more surgery and chemotherapy treatments.
An ESPN spokesperson told USA Today that Scott “plans to continue to work the best he can around his treatments.”