Jerry Remy speaks out following his latest cancer diagnosis

"This has hit me hard but I have never quit and will not now."

Jerry Remy
Jerry Remy. –Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe, File

Dennis Eckersley and Alex Cora were among the many Boston sports figures to offer support to Jerry Remy, who is facing another battle with cancer.

In response, the 65-year-old tweeted a message of determination.

“Thank you for all of your support,” he wrote Wednesday morning. “This has hit me hard, but I have never quit and will not now. I have complete trust in my team at Mass. General. Bring it home, Sox!!!”

On Tuesday, NESN announced the color analyst and former Red Sox second baseman will step away from the broadcast booth while he receives treatment. The NESN statement did not indicate the specifics of his diagnosis.

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Remy has suffered multiple recurrences of the disease since he was first diagnosed with lung cancer in 2008. Surgery and chemotherapy forced him out of the booth for most of the second half of last season, but he returned for a few games in September.

The Somerset native has been a NESN broadcaster since 1988. Before he moved upstairs, Remy spent 10 years in the major league, including seven with the Red Sox.

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