By CBSBoston.com Staff

BOSTON (CBS) — Red Sox broadcaster and former second baseman Jerry Remy had to leave the team’s NESN broadcast on Friday in the middle of the third inning after he “experienced shortness of breath”.

He was then taken to Mass General Hospital where he is “resting comfortably.”

READ MORE: Newbury Street To Have 3 Car-Free Days In August

NESN and Remy released a joint statement on Saturday about the incident:

“Last night, during the third inning of the Red Sox game against the Toronto Blue Jays, NESN broadcaster Jerry Remy experienced shortness of breath and stepped away from the broadcast as a precaution. He’s resting comfortably at Mass General, and is feeling better. He is grateful for all of the support and well wishes. There is no update or timeline for when he’ll return to the broadcast booth.”

READ MORE: Your 4 Community: Cradles To Crayons

The Boston Globe’s Chad Finn tweeted on Saturday that Remy told him that he was “doing much better today.”

Remy is a four-time cancer survivor and, in the past, has been very public about his health and his battles with depression. Doctors have attributed most of his health issues to smoking cigarettes.

MORE NEWS: Service Resumes On Green Line Hours After Trains Crash In Boston

He has since used his platform to repeatedly urge people to stop smoking.

CBSBoston.com Staff