Terry Bradshaw issued a statement on Sunday, 2nd October when concerns were raised about his well-being.
Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw’s appearance underwent a noticeable change last month when the Fox Sports NFL Sunday team returned for the new season.
Initially, he seemed to have gained weight, and during last week’s program, he was made aware of the necessity to address his health issues after an incident.
Terry Bradshaw, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and a FOX Sports analyst, revealed on Sunday that he has been battling cancer for much of the past year, but he is now free of cancer, addressing recent inquiries about his work on the studio program.
While speaking on Fox NFL Sunday, Bradshaw explained, ‘Last week on the show, I ran out of breath and (co-host) Howie (Long) lifted me up. Many people have questioned my condition and what has happened to me physically. I was diagnosed with bladder cancer in November. I underwent surgery and received medical treatment at Yale University Medical Center. I am currently free of bladder cancer. That’s great news, I suppose. Then in March, I experienced a problem with my neck, so I had an MRI. We then found a Merkel cell tumor, a rare type of skin cancer, in my left neck. I underwent surgery to have it removed at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.’
According to the Mayo Clinic, Merkel cell carcinoma is an uncommon form of skin cancer that usually appears as a flesh-colored or bluish-red nodule, often on your face, head, or neck.
Neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin is also known as Merkel cell cancer.
This specific type of cancer most often occurs in older individuals and tends to develop rapidly and spread quickly to other parts of your body.
Whether Merkel cell carcinoma has spread beyond the skin often influences the available treatment options.
He provided an explanation for the swelling in his neck during a recent Facebook Live conversation and mentioned that his initial follow-up appointments are in about 40 days.
I won’t succumb because the cancers are no longer present.’ Bradshaw remarked on facial swelling as part of the treatment.
‘This side of my face is mostly numb, and it retains the fluid in my face and jaw. It’s slow, coming and going to take some time. But I’m completely fine. I may not
seem to be in great shape, but I am. That settles it, then.’
Bradshaw, now 74, revealed that he has been battling two different cancers since last November. He clarified that he chose to make it public in response to questions about his on-air persona.
‘Folks, even if I don’t feel like my former self, I still look like myself,’ Bradshaw said. ‘I don’t have cancer. I feel fantastic. And eventually, I’ll return to what I was. I’m grateful to have your love and prayers.’
Bradshaw, a former player for the Pittsburgh Steelers and a four-time Super Bowl champion who has spent a lot of time in the DFW/Oklahoma area, also disclosed that a tumor was found on the left side of his neck in March.
Bradshaw’s Battle With Depression
Bradshaw has previously openly discussed his struggle with depression.
‘My lungs were affected from the surgery,’ Bradshaw stated. ‘A nerve was stopped, and what is currently happening is asthma, which makes life difficult for me in California. Despite dealing with a lot, I prefer not to speak about it or mention it.’
His Fox colleagues expressed their love, support, and gratitude, while Michael Strahan made a joke.