Long-time ESPN anchor Stuart Scott recently revealed that he was battling cancer through his Twitter account and a statement by the company. By all indications, Scott will attempt to keep his regular schedule going as he undergoes chemotherapy.
The 45-year-old Scott is one of the most famous personalities to ever work for the worldwide leader in sports -- and one of the cornerstones of the company’s success. Prior to his time with ESPN, the charismatic anchor worked for WESH in Orlando before ultimately arriving at his current post in 1993.
Scott’s rise to fame was highlighted by his enthusiastic personality and signature catchphrase, “Boo-yah.”
Four years earlier, Scott underwent chemotherapy when doctors discovered a malignancy during an emergency appendectomy in 2007.
Through a prepared statement, Scott had this to say on the matter:
There are 28 million cancer survivors worldwide. “You know what that means? . . . we've got a strong army!! Once again, I join the fight and like 3 years ago, I plan to beat this thing. Can’t tell you how much I appreciate everyone’s well wishes and support. I’ll be back at work soon…probably sooner than you think. I am blessed to have the invaluable support of a great team of doctors, my loving family, genuine friends, and my ESPN family.”