NBC Newsman Tom Brokaw Battling Cancer

1B60CB3FFormer NBC Nightly News host Tom Brokaw is undergoing treatment for cancer, the network announced Tuesday.

Brokaw, now an NBC News Special Correspondent, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting blood cells in the bone marrow, back in August.

“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,” Brokaw said in a statement. “I remain the luckiest guy I know.”