Red Sox

Jerry Remy announces he’s cancer-free

"Friday was a very good day for me."

Jim Rice, Jerry Remy
Jim Rice and Jerry Remy at the ceremony inside Fenway Park before the Duck Boat parade. Bill Greene/The Boston Globe

Red Sox NESN analyst Jerry Remy tweeted Saturday he is cancer-free following his first scan since undergoing treatments for his most recent battle with the disease in August.

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Remy, who celebrated his 66th birthday on Thursday, took a leave of absence from the booth after his August diagnosis.

Remy has faced multiple battles with cancer since his first diagnosis of lung cancer in 2008. He announced in February 2017 that the disease had returned, but he was back in the NESN booth early that season. In June 2017, the cancer came back, and Remy required chemotherapy and surgery, which caused him to miss most of the second half of that season. He returned for a few games in September.

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Remy has been in the NESN booth since 1988. He played for the Red Sox from 1978-84.