Dick Vitale is as big of supporter of college basketball as you’ll ever find. His love for the sport has been shared with us for over 40 years.
Vitale recently overcame a melanoma diagnosis but unfortunately the legend announced last month that a second battle with cancer is underway: “For the second time in just a few months, I’ve been diagnosed with a form of cancer. As a result of some symptoms I’ve had in recent weeks, I’ve been undergoing tests and doctors have now confirmed it’s lymphoma.”
This week, the ESPN analyst officially began his six-month chemotherapy treatment as one of the first patients of Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s new Oncology Tower.
The 82-year-old sportscaster thanked his fans Tuesday for their support in a video message on Twitter.
“The messages you send, the prayers that you send to me, they just overwhelm me,” he said. “They bring me to tears.”
On Wednesday, he announced he felt fantastic.
The sportscaster said he planned to be back on the air later this month if his health allows and that is exactly what is happening.