The Boston Red Sox and a number of fellow broadcasters were among the many who turned to social media to offer thoughts and prayers after Tuesday's announcement that NESN color analyst Jerry Remy has again been diagnosed with cancer.

Remy, 65, has suffered multiple recurrences since he was initially diagnosed with lung cancer in 2008.

"Jerry Remy has been diagnosed once again with cancer," the statement said. "At this time, Jerry's focus is on his medical treatment. The thoughts and prayers of all of us at NESN and the Red Sox are with Jerry and his family during this difficult time."

The former Red Sox second baseman will be absent from NESN's Red Sox coverage while he receives treatment.

Remy, a longtime smoker, spent 10 years in the majors, including seven seasons with the Red Sox.

The Fall River, Massachusetts native has worked for NESN since 1988.