Scott has beaten cancer twice now. He first took ill from the disease while anchoring a 2007 Monday Night Football game, according to Touched By Cancer magazine. (Photo : Reuters)
Popular ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott has announced he is once again fighting cancer.
Monday night, the anchor took to his Twitter account to tell fans of the news.
"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"
Scott's comments immediately drew support from his many followers on Twitter, including such athletes as Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III and fellow ESPN anchor and former defensive end Jason Taylor.
"@RGIII: Praying for you @StuartScott Get well my brother," tweeted Griffin.
Following tweets of sympathy, Scott continued to think positively about his situation.
"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!!"
Scott even gave a glimpse into recovery routine: "Here's what I do right aftr chemo. Leave the infusion center & go STRAIGHT 2 either do a p90x wkout or train MMA..THATS how you #LIVESTRONG"
Scott has beaten cancer twice now. He first took ill from the disease while anchoring a 2007 Monday Night Football game, according to Touched By Cancer magazine. Following that episode, an emergency appendectomy revealed Scott had appendiceal cancer.
During chemotherapy treatment in 2008, Scott said: "I'm not the type of guy to let this eat up my life. I've got strong faith and family and friends who are tackling this with me."
After receiving six months of the treatment, Scott was cancer-free until early 2011 when doctors found that more malignant tumors had developed on his small intestine, requiring more surgery and chemotherapy. Sadly, the operations and treatments weren't enough, as the cancer has apparently once again returned.
"Cancer sucks, and the effects of chemotherapy suck, and you're going to feel like crap sometimes," he said last year. "But you're going to feel like that whether you're lying in bed or going to work or working out, so you might as well go out there and live your life. If you believe you're not being touched by this, then it's much better."
He continued: "I love my job. Those of us who do what we do, we're blessed. Being on when you don't feel well is not the challenge. I love writing. I love creating our shows every night. And by the time it's time to go on, you're charged. And when you're going through something like this, going to work helps. Having that energy helps. Having a positive mindset helps."
ESPN spokesman Mike Soltys said Scott, "plans to continue to work the best he can around his treatments," according to USA Today.
Twitter shows support for Scott
"@KingJames Prayers goes out to @StuartScott!! #ihatecancer," wrote LeBron James
"@MichaelStrahan @StuartScott My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. You're a role model and an inspiration. I know you'll come out on top!" wrote Michael Strahan.
"@KDTray5 My thoughts and prayers go out to @stuartscott, keep fighting...#ihatecancer!!" wrote Kevin Durant.
"@TroyAikman Praying for you @stuartscott for strength and a full recovery...you will dominate!"
"@DangeRussWilson @StuartScott A fast recovery is on it's way! Praying for strength, encouragement, and healing," Wrote Russell Wilson.