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BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 20: Longtime NESN broadcaster and former Boston Red Sox second baseball Jerry Remy talks during a ceremony honoring his thirty years in the broadcast booth before a game against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park on August 20, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

Boston Red Sox icon and NESN broadcaster Jerry Remy has announced that he will step away from Red Sox broadcasts due to health reasons, Remy and NESN announced in a statement released Wednesday.

“I’d like to share that I’ll be stepping away from the NESN broadcast for the time being to undergo lung cancer treatment,” Remy’s statement read. “As I’ve done before and will continue to do, I will battle this with everything I have.

“I am so grateful for the support from NESN, the Red Sox and all of you. I hope that I’ll be rejoining you in your living rooms soon. Lastly, I’d like to thank my medical team for all they’ve done for me throughout the treatment process.”

The 68-year-old Remy, who has been part of the NESN broadcast team for over 30 years, has battled health issues on and off since Remy underwent surgery to remove a cancerous area of his lung back in 2008.

Remy’s last cancer diagnosis (his fourth) came during the 2018 season, but came with Remy announced as cancer-free later that year.

Most recently, Remy left a June broadcast due to shortness of breath, but returned to the booth less than two weeks later.

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