Former longtime NBC AnchorTom Brokaw revealed that he has cancer.
Brokaw said he was diagnosed in August with multiple myeloma, which affects the blood cells in bone marrow.
He released this statement:
"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."I am very grateful for the interest in my condition but I also hope everyone understands I wish to keep this a private matter."