Jerry Remy stepping away from NESN broadcasts for cancer treatment

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Jerry Remy is stepping away from NESN's Red Sox broadcasts to undergo lung cancer treatment, the longtime Red Sox color analyst announced Wednesday afternoon in a statement released by NESN.

Here is the full statement:

Dear Red Sox Nation,

I’d like to share that I’ll be stepping away from the NESN broadcast for the time being to undergo lung cancer treatment. As I’ve done before and will continue to do, I will battle this with everything I have.

I am so grateful for the support from NESN, the Red Sox and all of you. I hope that I’ll be rejoining you in your living rooms soon. Lastly, I’d like to thank my medical team for all they’ve done for me throughout the treatment process.

Yours Truly,
Jerry

Remy, 68, has overcome four previous cancer relapses since first being diagnosed with lung cancer in 2008.