Turner Sports sideline reporter Craig Sager issued a statement on Wednesday about the Real Sports segment that aired on Tuesday, in which Sager said doctors had given him 3-6 months to live. Sager’s statement clarified that the 3-6 month prognosis is for those who are not currently undergoing treatment.

“I’m grateful to HBO for telling my story and I’d like to thank everyone for their ongoing support. I have acute myeloid leukemia, an aggressive type of cancer. The typical prognosis is 3-6 months to live, but I would like to stress that is for a patient who is not receiving treatment. Fortunately, I am receiving the best treatment in the world and I remain fully confident I will win this battle.

“Again, I would like to thank everyone for your generosity and encouragement. I sincerely appreciate it and it means so much to me and my family. I look forward to continuing my work on the sidelines for Turner Sports.”

HBO also released a bonus clip from the Sager story featuring San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich talking about Sager.

[Turner Sports]

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I hate your favorite team. I also sort of hate most of my favorite teams.

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