Turner Sports sideline reporter Craig Sager, who has been battling leukemia since being diagnosed for the first time in April 2014, was given three to six months to live by doctors treating him in February.
Sager went into detail about the uphill battle on HBO's "Real Sports" that aired Tuesday. Sager, 64, has received bone-marrow and stem-cell transplants from his son, Craig. He said doctors were blunt but careful not to project a hopeless forecast.
"Well, you've got normally three to six months to live," Sager said of what he was told. "But somebody may only have a week. Somebody may have five years. You could be the first one to five years."
Sager, known for his flamboyant wardrobe, says he is entering "unchartered waters."
"I've already had two stem cell transplants. Very rarely does somebody have a third," Sager told HBO. "So I have to maintain my strength, so I can go through this."