Dick Vitale can start using his voice again. ESPN shared an update about the Hall of Fame hoops analyst on Wednesday.

“A few weeks ago, I was able to reach my Final Four when I was informed that my cancer is in remission,” Vitale told ESPN Front Row. “Today, I won my personal March Madness National Championship. After a follow-up scope and an intense evaluation of my vocal cords, Dr. Steven Zeitels is ALLOWING ME TO CUT DOWN THE NETS. For two months, I wrote everything down I wanted to communicate but now I can officially begin using my voice!

“Receiving that news was so AWESOME, BABY! I burst into tears as I had no idea what to expect following the exam. Yes, speaking again is my national championship, and my coach Doc Z LED ME TO THE WINNERS’ CIRCLE, BABY!”

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Vitale shared his own update via social media. In a video shared on Vitale’s Twitter account, Zeitels details the progress made after the broadcaster had surgery and rested his vocal cords.

Vitale was absent from ESPN for much of 2021-22 college basketball season. Vitale began undergoing cancer treatments in 2021 and was unable to broadcast at the start of the season. After getting medically cleared, Vitale returned but had to again step away from broadcasting, this time to rest his vocal cords after having surgery to treat dysplasia and ulcerated lesions of the vocal cords.

Earlier this month, Vitale shared that a PET scan came back showing no cancer.