Fox Sports analyst and Pro Football Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw is known for his quirky, comical takes and quick-witted way with words. Over the years he’s become known for his enthusiasm as he does the highlights for Sunday’s NFL games during halftime and the postgame show.
He’s a legend as a super Bowl-winning quarterback and a longstanding host of the NFL’s most popular halftime and postgame show.
This season has been a bit of a challenge for Bradshaw as the former Pittsburgh Steelers legend has struggled to get through in-game wrap-ups. In fact, the 1970 No. 1 overall pick out of Louisiana Tech has even struggled to get his words out, often stuttering or fumbling through the segment.
Following last week’s games fans took to social media to talk about Bradshaw’s health and many even questioned if the four-time Super Bowl winner and two-time Super Bowl MVP should call it a career on the set.
During today's show, Terry Bradshaw shared that he has been battling cancer over the past year. As of today, he is cancer free, and he discussed his fight and plan for the future: pic.twitter.com/RSwVxlXC97
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) October 2, 2022
After getting wind of the comments, Bradshaw took to Facebook Live to discuss his health and what he’s been dealing with over the last year.
“People are saying that I’m sick and I’m dying; OK, so let’s put that rumor to rest. I am not sick, I am not dying as I sit here and do this interview with you.”
“I’m not gonna deny I’ve had two bouts of cancer, one in November and a different one in March — two different cancers. My first follow-ups are coming in 40 days, or three weeks or something, so I will know how we’re doing. But as of now, the cancers are not there.”
Bradshaw opening up about his health is a big deal, because so many times people make assumptions and say things about people not knowing what a person may really be dealing with. His admitting to a health problem quashed a lot of social media speculation.
Why is Terry Bradshaw still allowed to attempt to read highlights?
— Shawn Neisteadt (@neisteadt) September 25, 2022
Bradshaw Discusses Being Short Of Breath During Segments
During certain segments, Bradshaw has looked winded and short of breath and has actually had to pause in order to finish his comment. During his FB Live discussion, Bradshaw opened up about why that’s happening so often during the first couple weeks of the NFL season.
“I have a lung issue from surgery where a nerve was blocked and what is happening primarily now is asthma,” Bradshaw said. “When I get to California I have a hard time out there.
“So, I have been dealing with a lot of stuff, I don’t figure it’s anybody’s business and I’m not someone who wants to talk about it and have you out there going, Woe is me, poor Terry. No I hate that. I’m just telling you to shut everybody up. … I don’t feel like I need to explain all this, but I’m a little tired of people talking about me and I’m a little tired of people talking about me and I’m tired of people speculating.”
Bradshaw just cleared the air, so the assumptions about his health can stop. He didn’t have to share his personal life with anyone, but as a person you can only take so much of people constantly throwing darts at you about not being able to do your job. Especially not knowing the health scares you’ve dealt with over the last year.
"We wouldn't have won those four Super Bowls without Bradshaw."
Terry Bradshaw stepped up for the @steelers on the way to their first Lombardi 🏆
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) September 10, 2019
Bradshaw Led Steelers To Four Super Bowls In The ’70s
During the 1970’s the Pittsburgh Steelers won four Super Bowls in in a six-season span. Led by Bradshaw and a defense known as the “Steel Curtain.” For his efforts TB was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1996. Known for his toughness and grit, Bradshaw embodied what the Steel City is all about.
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