Relive the excitement of the Patriots’ path to their fourth Super Bowl Championship with “Pumped”, a special commemorative book from The Boston Globe. Order now.

Curt Schilling says cancer in remission

Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling walked with his son, Garrett, onto the infield at Fenway Park.

Elise Amendola/Associated press

Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling walked with his son, Garrett, onto the infield at Fenway Park.

Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling announced on Wednesday that his cancer is in remission.

Schilling spread the news via social media.

Continue reading below

“As of yesterday I am in remission. Start the 5-year clock!” he wrote on Twitter.

On Facebook he wrote, “To the many, many amazing folks at Dana Farber, [Brigham and Women’s Hospital] and [Massachusetts General Hospital], thank you and to the amazing team these last 5 months. I’ve been told my cancer is in remission, start the 5-year clock.”

Schilling, 47, announced in February that he was fighting cancer but has not revealed other details. He has since undergone at least two surgeries along with chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

Schilling pitched 20 years in the majors — four for the Red Sox — and won 216 games. The righthander was a six-time All-Star and part of three World Series champions.

Schilling lives with his wife, Shonda, and four children in Massachusetts and was working for ESPN as an analyst at the time of his diagnosis. It is uncertain when he will return to the network.

Loading comments...

Wake up with today's top stories.

Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
Please enter a valid email will never post anything without asking. Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of