Last week, fans took to social media to speak on how concerned that were after Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Football Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw labored his way through the FOX NFL Sunday pregame show.
At one point during last Sunday’s FOX NFL pregame show, Bradshaw’s colleagues joked about him being out of breath, to which he replied: “I’ve only got one lung.”
Speaking from his home, Bradshaw said: “People are saying that I’m sick and I’m dying, okay, so let’s put that rumor to rest. I am not sick, I am not dying as I sit here and do this interview with you.”
However, he went on to admit that he has faced significant health challenges.
“I’m not gonna deny I’ve had two bouts of cancer, one in November and a different one in March — two different cancers,” he began. “My first follow ups are coming in 40 days, or three weeks or something, so I will know how we’re doing.” But as of now, “the cancers are not there.”
Bradshaw also addressed his issues on the FOX NFL Sunday pregame show.
“I have a lung issue from surgery where a nerve was blocked and what is happening primarily now is asthma. When I get to California I have a hard time out there,” he said, presumably alluding to the smoggy air in Los Angeles.
“So, I have been dealing with a lot of stuff,” he admitted. “I don’t figure it’s anybody’s business and I’m not someone who wants to talk about it and have you out there going, ‘Woe is me, poor Terry.’ No, I hate that. I am just telling you to shut everybody up…. I don’t feel like I need to explain all this but I’m a little tired of the rumors, and I’m tired of people talking about me and I’m tired about people speculating I’m dying because I lose my breath on the FOX show.
As for his playing career, the Steelers made Bradshaw the No. 1 overall selection in the 1970 NFL Draft. He won four Super Bowls over the course of his 14-year career.