Athletes, Celebs Tweet Support After ESPN’s Stuart Scott Reveals Cancer Returns
A familiar face of sports news, ESPN anchor Stuart Scott revealed sad health news Monday that his cancer has returned.
Scott wrote his message to followers announcing the troubling news, but reassured to fans that he will continue the fight and noted that he will still keep doing his job.
Blessed by prayers..I'm back in the Fight. C reared its head again. Chemo evry 2 wks but I'll still work, still work out..still #LIVESTRONG—
Stuart Scott (@StuartScott) January 15, 2013
Scott has battled cancer twice before, the first in 2007 when he cancer of the appendix and needed an emergency appendectomy, according to LA Times. He remained cancer free until 2011 when doctors discovered cancer in his small intestine, which required more chemotherapy and surgery, but rid the cancer until his announcement of its return on Monday.
Following the news that his cancer has returned, many famous friends showed an outpouring of support through the social media site. Below we gathered a few of the well wishes athletes and stars sent to Scott amid the news.
LeBron James (@KingJames) January 15, 2013
Thinking about you @StuartScott. Positive thoughts, prayers ...—
Arsenio Hall (@ArsenioOFFICIAL) January 15, 2013
Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) January 15, 2013
Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) January 15, 2013
Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) January 15, 2013
Praying for you @StuartScott Get well my brother—
Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) January 15, 2013
To my brother and homeboy @stuartscott get well soon. You and your fam are in my prayers!—
COMMON (@common) January 15, 2013
With so many offering support and prayers, Scott took to his Twitter once again to thank everyone for their thoughts.
“Thanks for prayers..ill fight w ALL C survivors & loved ones. Cancer wants to re-appear..picked the right guy cuz I HIT HARD all day long!!”
Our thoughts are with Stuart in his cancer battle.