Tom Brokaw Reveals Cancer Battle

Posted Tuesday February 11, 2014 8:50 PM GMT

Keeping the diagnosis private since August, Tom Brokaw revealed that he has been battling multiple myeloma on Tuesday (February 11).

In a statement, the retired NBC news anchor shared, "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."

Keeping his battle close, he adds, "I am very grateful for the interest in my condition but I also hope everyone understands I wish to keep this a private matter."

He may be retired, but the 74-year-old journalist is keeping busy with NBC News projects, including the Sochi Olympics coverage.

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