Tom Brokaw Cancer: Jerry Springer, Luke Russert & Jake Tapper Send Good Thoughts

Posted on February 11th, 2014 at 4:27 pm


At the age of 74, NBC News legend Tom Brokaw revealed he's battling cancer.

The newsman who has been with NBC since 1966 was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting blood cells in the bone marrow, in August at the Mayo Clinic.

He released this statement:

 “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. 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.”

The journalism and celebrity world is rallying around the news icon -- here is a sample of their tweets:

"Get well soon" -- Jake Tapper

"Prayers to Tom Brokaw for fast and complete recover and health - He is an American icon" -- Jerry Springer

is one tough cowboy, no doubt he'll give this a helluva fight." -- Luke Russert

We join them in sending our good thoughts.

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