After initially keeping two cancer diagnoses quiet because he didn’t want anyone’s “pity,” football great Terry Bradshaw is opening up about the ordeal. The 74-year-old Hall of Fame quarterback, who won four Super Bowls with the Pittsburgh Steelers, recently shared how his Christian faith and his wife helped him through the medical scares.
Terry Bradshaw Faced Cancer Twice in One Year
In late September, Terry Bradshaw became breathless during a “Fox NFL Sunday” broadcast. After viewers wondered “What’s wrong with him?”—with some calling him “an embarrassment”—he went public with his health news the following Sunday. Then on November 2, Bradshaw appeared on NBC’s “Today” show, speaking to interviewer Harry Smith about the experience.
Last November, Bradshaw had surgery after being diagnosed with bladder cancer. That incident didn’t really scare him, he admits. When Smith points out that the former QB is “bigger than life,” Bradshaw replies, “Well, cancer didn’t think so. … Listen, cancer shows no favoritism.”