BOSTON (CBS) – Jerry Remy has released an update on his battle with lung cancer.

Back in June, the NESN Red Sox color analyst announced he had been diagnosed with cancer for the fifth time. He said Wednesday that he’s still recovering from his lung cancer surgery and will begin chemotherapy later this month.

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NESN commentator and former Red Sox second baseman Jerry Remy talks about his recurrence of cancer at NESN studios in Watertown, MA on Feb. 13, 2017. (Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

“I have some difficult challenges in front of me, but I plan to keep fighting this thing,” Remy said in a statement. “I’d like to thank everybody for their many thoughts and prayers and continued support.”

Remy, 64, had previously suffered a relapse of his lung cancer in February, but reportedly had the illness “under control” and was still able to call Red Sox games for the start of the 2017 season.

Remy has called over 3,900 Red Sox games for the network since 1988.

Born in Fall River, growing up in Somerset, and currently residing in Weston, Remy was voted Massachusetts’ Favorite TV announcer by Sports Illustrated in 2004. That same year, the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association named him the Massachusetts Sportscaster of the Year.

Before transitioning to broadcasting with NESN, Remy was best known as a Red Sox second baseman from 1978-85. He batted .275 over his 10-year major league career, including three years with the California Angels. He made the American League All-Star team in his first season with the Red Sox in 1978.

Here’s Remy’s full statement, via NESN:

“I’m still recovering from the lung cancer surgery I had back in June and will soon enter the next stage of my cancer treatment. I’ve met with my doctors and I’ll start receiving chemotherapy treatments late this month.
I have some difficult challenges in front of me, but I plan to keep fighting this thing.  
I’d like to thank everybody for their many thoughts and prayers and continued support.”
Comments (8)
  1. God Bless you Jerry! Praying for strength for you.I will pray everyday to St. Jude until you return and then I’ll keep praying for you to stay well! God speed! <3

  2. greylady1 says:

    Red Sox Nation is cheering for you and your family, Jerry. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Keep fighting, and you will win this game too.

  3. Keep fighting Jerry Miss you in the box. Sending Prayers

  4. Jerry my prayers continue for you. You are in the best place possible as Dana Farber as well as Mass general are on the cutting edge of immunotherapy. My husband also battled NSC Lung Cancer and Immunotherapy Opdivo gave him his life back and allowed us to see many games in Boston. Blessings to you and your family. YOU GOT THIS.

  5. We miss you Jerry. Your health has always been #1 with us. Take all the time you need and know the world is standing with you.

  6. Dear Jerry, You are in our thoughts and prayers everyday. Wishing you all the best with your upcoming chemo. Please know that the Red Sox Nation is behind and with you all the way.
    We miss you in the booth, but we know with all the prayers coming your way, God will certainly answer them. Bless you and your family at this time. Love you.

  7. Hi Jerry,Miss you so much.Praying you will beat this horrible Cancer.God bless you.

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