BOSTON (CBS/AP) — Boston Red Sox TV analyst Jerry Remy had surgery to treat lung cancer Monday.
He was diagnosed with the disease for a fifth time two weeks ago.
An update on Remy’s Twitter account said the surgery went well, and he was recovering in the ICU Monday night.
Remy, 64, worked right up through Sunday’s game and expects to return after the All-Star break.
“It’s obviously disappointing to me, but it’s something that I’ve been through a number of times,” he told reporters June 12. “It has not spread. It’s located in one spot and surgery will remove it. They’ll be a recovery time after surgery.”
The former Red Sox second baseman known on broadcasts as “RemDawg” said the cancer was detected during his regular three-month exam.
“I was not one to go see doctors,” he said. “If you don’t go to your doctor, you don’t have much of a chance to find out.”
Remy played for Boston from 1978-84 and is a member of the team’s Hall of Fame. He has been a popular Red Sox television analyst since 1988.
Remy was originally diagnosed with cancer in 2008. He said baseball has kept him busy as he’s gone through treatments each time, and that each brings a new challenge.
“I’ve had cancer five times. Enough is enough,” he said. “The fact is other people can avoid it, it’s not fun. It wears you down. I’m not going to lie, it wears you down.
“There’s a lot of people a lot worse than me, so I consider myself lucky at the stage that I’m at.”
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WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Doug Cope reports