An ESPN baseball analyst and former Major League pitcher has disclosed that he’s battling cancer. The revelation was made by Curt Schilling, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"I’ve always believed life is about embracing the gifts and rising up to meet the challenges," Schilling, 47, said in a statement. "We’ve been presented with another challenge, as I’ve recently been diagnosed with cancer."
Schilling signed a multiyear contract with ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” last year, although it hasn’t yet been confirmed whether he will remain in the role, the story notes.
The piece reports: “The right-handed pitcher joined Major League Baseball in 1988 and over his 20-year career he played for the Baltimore Orioles, Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies, Arizona Diamondbacks and finally the Boston Red Sox, where he helped them win World Series titles in 2004 and 2007.”
The report adds: “He recently revealed to the Boston Globe that he had suffered a heart attack in 2011 while watching his wife, Shonda, run in the New York City marathon. She has also been treated for cancer, having been diagnosed with stage 2 malignant melanoma in 2001."