The legendary Dick Vitale announced unfortunate news just moments ago.

Vitale will not be continuing his work for ESPN the rest of this season. He needs more rest and will eventually need surgery to correct Dysplasia on the vocal cords.

“Well, today, Dr. Z. delivered the news that even though the rest really helped, I need to give my voice an even longer ‘T.O., Baby!’ And there is no doubt I will soon need surgery to solve my Dysplasia and ulcerated lesions of the vocal cords,” Vitale said in a statement.