Dick Vitale says cancer will not get in the way of his passion for college hoops — explaining in an emotional video he’s still planning to call games despite chemotherapy treatments.
The legendary broadcaster revealed his lymphoma diagnosis earlier this week — and said Wednesday he’s been prescribed steroids and six months of chemo to try to eradicate it.
But, Dickie V — who’s been providing commentary on games since the 1970s — made it clear he’s going to do everything in his power to stay on the air during the treatment process.
“They’re going to try to plan the chemo so I can be free to do some games,” Vitale said. “Which I’ve got to do — that’s my best medicine of all.”
The 82-year-old says he’s been overwhelmed by the amount of love he’s received since announcing his diagnosis … nearly breaking down in tears while thanking everyone for their support.
“I’m going to beat it because I got a great team,” Vitale said. “Great family, my second family ESPN, all my colleagues have been so kind and so good and I have a great team of doctors who are all involved.”
He then guaranteed that he will win his battle with the disease … adding, “Take that to the bank. There’s no doubt in my mind.”
Get well soon, Dickie!
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