COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets announced today that longtime broadcaster Bill Davidge was recently diagnosed with multiple myeloma and has begun treatment for the disease. Davidge, who joined the Blue Jackets in 1999 as a scout and has been a member of the club’s television and radio broadcast teams since the inaugural 2000-01 season, issued the following statement:
“This diagnosis has been extremely difficult but with a great team of doctors – particularly Dr. Joe Ruane, Dr. Mike Harrigal, Dr. Peter Kourlas and Dr. Don Benson – a loving family and the support of my Blue Jackets family, I am going to attack this disease with everything I have and am confident I’ll win this battle. I am looking forward to continuing my work with the Blue Jackets on FOX Sports Ohio this season and interacting with the best sports fans in the world.”
“Over the past 15 years, Bill has brought boundless enthusiasm, passion and commitment to work every day and we know he’ll take the same approach to this fight,” said Blue Jackets President Mike Priest. “The Blue Jackets family is keeping Bill; his wife, Jayna; and sons, Rob and Willy J.; in our thoughts and prayers and know our fans join us in wishing him a full and fast recovery.”
Fans wishing to send thoughts of encouragement and well wishes to Bill can do so at the following e-mail address – GetWellBilly@BlueJackets.com.