TSN’s Darren Dutchyshen has cancer, leaving SportsCentre “for a bit”

Sep 9 2021, 7:21 pm

TSN sportscaster Darren Dutchyshen has announced that he has been diagnosed with cancer.

“I’m off SportsCentre for a bit,” Dutchyshen said in a message posted to Twitter. “I have been diagnosed with cancer. I’m getting some incredible treatment with some amazing doctors and can’t wait to return.”

Known affectionately as “Dutchy,” the 54-year-old Regina native has been with TSN since 1995. He co-hosts the evening edition of SportsCentre on TSN with Jennifer Hedger.

Needless to say, the announcement came as a shock to Dutchyshen’s many fans, who shared words of support for the popular sportscaster. Broadcasters from TSN and elsewhere — including many from arch-rival Sportsnet — also responded to Dutchyshen’s tweet with well wishes.

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