Former baseball star Tim Wakefield, 57, has been diagnosed with brain cancer. It was a diagnosis that was unknown to the outside world.
The diagnosis was revealed Wednesday on former teammate Curt Schilling’s podcast, known as “The Curt Schilling Baseball Show.” He writes New York Post.
Schilling, 56, also reportedly admitted he didn’t know if Wakefield would share news of the diagnosis.
– Very serious
On the same podcast, Schilling also talked about Wakefield’s wife, Stacey, who is fighting a battle with pancreatic cancer.
– Tim Wakefield is sick. He was recently diagnosed with a very serious form of brain cancer. His condition is very serious and he has undergone surgery. Schilling told the New York Post that Stacy is very ill and suffering from pancreatic cancer.
-I want Tim and Stacey to know that we are praying for them, and thinking of them. It is normal for your children to go through a difficult period. No one deserves this,” the former baseball star concluded.
“Shilling forces Tim Wakefield to disclose cancer diagnosis,” the local Boston Herald wrote on the front page of Friday’s newspaper.
The club responds
The revelation led Tim Wakefield’s former Boston Red Sox club to issue a press release Thursday evening.
“We are aware of the statements and inquiries regarding the health of Tim and Stacey Wakefield. Unfortunately, this information has been shared publicly without your permission. “Their health is a very personal matter, and they intended to maintain it privately during treatment,” the club wrote in its statement. Websites.
Furthermore, the club requests that you show respect in the future.
“Tim and Stacey appreciate the support and love that has always been given to them, and respectfully ask for privacy at this time,” the club concludes in the press release.
Schilling’s revelation of his former teammate’s illness was not well received in the baseball world.
Damn you, Curt Schilling, this wasn’t your place!
– Catherine Varitek (@CatherinVaritek) September 28, 2023
– Damn you Curt Schilling, this was none of your business!,” wrote former Red Sox player Jason Varitek’s wife, Katherine, on Twitter/X.
The post has been read by over 3.3 million people and Varitek is receiving overwhelming support in the comments section.
Tim Wakefield, Curt Schilling and Jason Varitek played as teammates for the Boston Red Sox and won two World Series titles together in 2004 and 2007.
Wakefield retired from wearing a baseball glove in 2011.
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