Okay, so he's not the best businessman in the world. He still doesn't deserve this.

Former Boston Red Sox ace Curt Schilling has been diagnosed with cancer, as he recently told ESPN . Schilling currently works at ESPN as a baseball analyst. In a statement, the ex-pitcher said:

" I've always believed life is about embracing the gifts and rising up to meet the challenges. We've been presented with another challenge, as I've recently been diagnosed with cancer. "

His wife Shonda is a cancer survivor, so he'll have some successful strength on his side. As for Schilling, he suffered a heart attack in 2011 and required surgery, and his health has been questionable since. The stress of the 38 Studios debacle probably didn't help matters, unfortunately.

Schilling added:

"Shonda and I want to send a sincere thank you and our appreciation to those who have called and sent prayers, and we ask that if you are so inclined, to keep the Schilling family in your prayers."

38 Studios went bankrupt last year and Schilling has been involved in a heated legal battle with the state of Rhode Island. Right now, they're considering a settlement that may end matters, but that pales in comparison to Schilling's diagnosis. Here's hoping he beats it!