Legendary NBC News anchor and correspondent Tom Brokaw announced on Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with cancer. Brokaw made it known that he has been battling multiple myeloma since this past August, which is remarkable considering that means he’s been working while battling cancer.
Not many are surprised that Brokaw would battle through cancer to keep working, as the legendary broadcaster has been a staple at NBC since joining the network back in 1966.
Brokaw released a statement on Tuesday to say that he’s in good spirits and will continue to work and battle cancer as best he can.
“With the exceptional support of my family, medical team and friends, I am very optimistic about the future and look forward to continuing my life, my work and adventures still to come,” he said in a statement. “I remain the luckiest guy I know. I am very grateful for the interest in my condition but I also hope everyone understands I wish to keep this a private matter.”
Brokaw has been working the olympics for NBC as well as various other jobs at the network since being diagnosed with cancer, something he clearly plans on continuing as there’s no holding a legend like Brokaw down.