After Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Football Hall of Famer, Terry Bradshaw worked his way through the Hall of Famer Edition from 09/26/2022 On Sunday’s FOX NFL Pregame Show, fans were quick to voice their concerns about his performance — and his health.
“Terry Bradshaw doesn’t look well. I hope he’s fine.” wrote one observer.
Another NFL fan focused on what he perceived as a precipitous decline in Bradshaw’s performance.
“It hurts and kind of breaks my heart. Reminds me of Pat Summerall at the end.” he wrotein reference to the legendary television sports reporter who died in 2013.
In fact, Bradshaw’s peers joked during last Sunday’s FOX NFL pregame show that he was out of breath, to which he replied, “I only have one lung,” a comment that only added to the speculation about his health-being.
Terry Bradshaw: “I had 2 cancer attacks”
In the days since, rumors have continued to circulate about the health of the former No. 1 overall. That’s why Bradshaw decided to address his fans directly via Facebook Live.
At his new home in Saint Jo, Texas, Bradshaw said, “People say I’m sick and I’m dying, okay, so let’s dispel this rumor. I’m not sick, I’m not dying as I sit here doing this interview with you.”
But he went on to admit that he has faced significant health challenges.
“I’m not going to deny that I had two cancer attacks, one in November and another in March — two different types of cancer,” he began. “My first follow-ups are in 40 days or three weeks or so, so I’ll know how we’re doing.” But for now, “the crayfish aren’t there.”
Bradshaw: “I have a lung problem from the surgery,” asthma
Bradshaw further elaborated on his issues on FOX NFL’s pregame show on Sunday, saying one of his challenges is that part of his face remains partially numb after the treatment.
“I have a lung problem from an operation that blocked a nerve and the main thing that’s happening now is asthma. If I come to California, I’ll have a hard time out there,” he said, probably referring to the smog in Los Angeles.
“So I dabbled in a lot of things,” he admitted. “I don’t think it’s anyone’s business and I’m not the one who wants to talk about it and have you out there saying, ‘Woe is me poor Terry.’ No, I hate this. I’m just telling you all to shut up…. I don’t feel like I have to explain all of this but I’m a bit tired of the rumors and I’m tired of people talking about me and I’m tired of people speculating that I’m dying because I’m losing my breath on the FOX show.
But given his health challenges, it’s worth noting that Bradshaw recently began to wonder how much longer he can continue doing live TV.
In a 2021 interview with Jesse Will men’s magazinehe said, “There’s a part of me that says how long can you do TV,” Bradshaw said, before throwing in a bit of morbid humor.
“I’m not done yet, I can tell you that. I live to entertain. Billy Graham said the minute you retire is the minute you start dying. I want to be on stage. What if I die on the Fox pregame show? I would get the big numbers, right?”
As for his playing career, the Steelers made Bradshaw the #1 pick overall in the 1970 NFL Draft. He won four Super Bowls over the course of his 14-year career (1970-83). He was elected to be part of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 1989.
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