Dick Vitale, 84, announces his vocal cord cancer 'is gone' but delays his return to the broadcast booth because of the impact of treatment on his voice

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  • Vital hit lymphoma successful 2021 and had surgeries for to region melanoma arsenic well
  • He has been a halfway portion of ESPN's assemblage hoops sum since 1979 
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Published: 19:43 EST, 13 November 2023 | Updated: 19:44 EST, 13 November 2023

Hall of Fame assemblage hoops announcer Dick Vitale has revealed that his vocal chord cancer 'is gone' but has delayed his return to nan broadcast booth.

'While I'm disappointed pinch nan latest developments, I stay hopeful,' Vitale said successful an affectional connection connected Monday. 

'The crab is gone, which is astonishing news, yet nan effect of nan treatments has taken its toll connected my sound and requires much healing.' 

The 84-year-old Vitale was diagnosed pinch vocal cord crab backmost successful July and had hoped to return to activity successful November aft respective months of curen and rest. A caller targeted return day was not given.

'With nan play started, I americium jumping retired of my shoes to beryllium backmost successful nan assemblage hoops arenas, calling nan crippled I emotion and being astir truthful galore awesome colleagues and fans,' Vitale said. 

Dick Vitale has announced that his vocal cord crab is gone but has delayed his return

Vitale has been a foundational bid of ESPN's assemblage hoops sum since it's inception

Since 1979 his catchphrase 'awesome baby' has go possibly nan astir known successful nan sport

'I person to perceive to nan aesculapian experts, who person been truthful bully to me, and pinch immoderate much rest, I cognize I will beryllium backmost for my 45th season. I've been truthful touched by nan astonishing consequence I've received.' 

He besides posted two images of himself connected X pinch doctors on pinch an update saying: 'Speech therapists Amy & Michelle r helping maine retrieve from nan crab & 35 radiation treatments connected my vocal cords.

'Great news radiation wiped retired nan crab but has affected my vocal cords - problem clears up truthful I tin get nan BEST MEDICINE of each -Sitting astatine courtside.'

Vitale has go a foundational sound of ESPN's assemblage hoops sum aft calling nan network's first broadcast backmost successful 1979.

'Dick has nan afloat support of his full ESPN family, and, while we look guardant to a return to his rightful courtside perch, he needs to attraction connected afloat mending his vocal cords,' ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro said successful a statement.

'Sports fans everyplace will anxiously await his comeback whenever he is ready.' 

Vital was antecedently diagnosed pinch lymphoma successful 2021 months aft having respective surgeries to region melanoma.


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