Wow. I knew something was up after it had been 4 Monday Nighters in a row, but this is not the thing I wanted it to be. Following Stuart Scott’s emergency appendectomy a second surgery was conducted to remove some tissue surrounding the area. That tissue contained a malignancy and Scott is going to have to receive Chemo….

Scott was in Pittsburgh for a Nov. 26 game between the Steelers and Miami when he became ill.

“Talk about a shocker,” Scott said. “But I feel good, am in great hands medically and the doctors are confident they got all the bad stuff. I’m not the type of guy to let this eat up my life. I’ve got strong faith and family and friends who are tackling this with me. I can’t find the words to express how much I appreciate everyone’s thoughts and prayers. I probably won’t be able to get back to you all; but know it means a ton.”

Scott will host Friday night’s ESPN NBA coverage, and lead the coverage of ABC’s Christmas Day studio show.

Man, that really is a shocker. Say what you will about Scott, but this is not something I’d wish on my worst enemy. Best of luck Stu….my thoughts are with you, and I hope that you one day grace these pages with more poetry.

Be sure to listen to the audio of Scott’s message regarding his health on the ESPN page….Booyah!

Scott will host NBA shows while undergoing chemotherapy (ESPN)