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Jim Kelly out of hospital, “praying for a miracle”


As Hall of Fame Bills quarterback Jim Kelly prepares to undergo chemotherapy treatments, he has exited the hospital for the weekend.  Kelly attended Friday night’s Knicks game at Madison Square Garden, as a surprise for his daughter, Erin.

I probably shouldn’t even be here,” Kelly told MSG Network, via

Starting Monday, he’ll have three chemotherapy sessions over a six-week period, and he’ll start daily radiation treatments.  Both are aimed at shrinking numerous small tumors spreading through his head.

“My big battle is Monday when I go in to start my radiation and chemo,” Kelly said. “I hope when it’s all over they get everything, but right now we’re praying for a miracle.”

A miracle could be within reach.

“Kelly’s condition remains very treatable and potentially curable,” Dr. Peter Costantino said in a statement issued Tuesday, via  “Even if chemotherapy and radiation are not successful in eradicating the cancer, his skull-base tumor remains operable.”

Kelly has received support through the NFL and sports world.  He has noticed, and he appreciates it.

“Just keep praying for me,” Kelly said.  “I am going to need them.”

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  1. hishighness says: Apr 5, 2014 9:17 AM

    Godspeed to Jim Kelly, I hope he beats cancer like it talked bad about his sister.

  2. nyyjetsknicks says: Apr 5, 2014 9:17 AM

    Talking into thin air never saved anyone. Medical science is a different story.

  3. psmith7716 says: Apr 5, 2014 9:20 AM

    You ARE in our prayers!

  4. tellemallrex says: Apr 5, 2014 9:30 AM

    Prayers are sent! God bless!

  5. jets13 says: Apr 5, 2014 9:33 AM

    When bad things happen to good people it should remind us all to sit back and be grateful for all we have.

  6. bstngrdn says: Apr 5, 2014 9:40 AM

    Here’s a man with heart, class and humility. A lot of today’s young quarterbacks could take a page from his book. Hoping for the best for you, Jim. A Patriot’s fan.

  7. martybugs2 says: Apr 5, 2014 9:43 AM

    Mr Kelly we will keep you in our prayers we are pulling for you!!!!You can beat this you are a fighter……

  8. nwfisch says: Apr 5, 2014 9:44 AM

    If the Bills can come back from 32 down in a game, Jim Kelly can beat cancer. Go Jim!

  9. bassplucker says: Apr 5, 2014 9:47 AM

    This guy is as tough as they come. You don’t put up the numbers he did — in Buffalo of all places — without having the stuff to overcome adversity. The big C is a menace, no question, but if anyone will fight it to end it’s Kelly.

  10. skins716 says: Apr 5, 2014 9:50 AM

    good luck mr. kelly.. hope you kick cancer’s ass!!

  11. 12444uggg says: Apr 5, 2014 9:52 AM

    He’s got my prayers. F Cancer

  12. kabasaman says: Apr 5, 2014 9:59 AM

    As a two time survivor; My prayers are with you Jim… Cancer Sucks

  13. mysterytonite says: Apr 5, 2014 10:00 AM

    Not a Bills fan but I have to admit this guy is one of the toughest sob’s I’ve ever seen play the game. He had been through many roadblocks in his professional and personal life and I am once again taken back by this mans toughness. My prayers for Kelly and his family. Get well soon.

  14. billsfan1 says: Apr 5, 2014 10:05 AM

    Get well brother… we will need you around next year to introduce the new owner of your Buffalo Bills to the world.

  15. jetset24 says: Apr 5, 2014 10:06 AM

    Good Luck Jim!!!!!!

  16. jerryjonessaidwhat says: Apr 5, 2014 10:17 AM

    Wish you well Mr. Kelly

  17. realfootballfan says: Apr 5, 2014 10:27 AM

    I hope it works out for him. Cancer stinks.

  18. mcmccii says: Apr 5, 2014 10:28 AM

    Fight with everything you have. You’re family and millions of Americans are behind you!

  19. ningenito78 says: Apr 5, 2014 10:34 AM

    God bless Jim Kelly. Screw cancer.

  20. 1pwrightt says: Apr 5, 2014 10:36 AM

    Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

  21. El Pollo Loco says: Apr 5, 2014 10:42 AM

    I hope he beats this.

  22. puntonfirstdown says: Apr 5, 2014 10:56 AM

    The day they find a cure for cancer will be the greatest day ever.

  23. luz56 says: Apr 5, 2014 11:11 AM

    If the world was full of Jim Kelly’s it would be a better place to live… Jim will never give up!

  24. stillers213 says: Apr 5, 2014 11:23 AM

    Get well soon Mr. Kelly.

    Note to person thumbing down all of the positive comments:


  25. sviddy says: Apr 5, 2014 11:30 AM

    I need you to beat this to keep my faint dream of you one day being part owner of the BILLS!

    Let’s do it Jimbo, praying for you buddy!!

  26. coloneldukelacross says: Apr 5, 2014 11:39 AM

    Hang in there Jimmy…one of the classic NFL good guys.

  27. ctgiant says: Apr 5, 2014 11:58 AM

    Faith is believing in somthing you can’t see yet, Jim Kelly is a believer, great man, and has all the prayers we can offer!
    God Bless you, your a strong man, great family, and I’m betting on the Miracle.

  28. nflpropickemking says: Apr 5, 2014 11:58 AM

    Jim Kelley is the best QB to not have won a Superbowl,its not even close.

  29. mail2bency says: Apr 5, 2014 12:04 PM

    Cancer sucks! Kick its @$$ Jim!

  30. dolphinfan17 says: Apr 5, 2014 12:34 PM

    Prayers from dolphin nation. Your a great man Jim, good luck and god bless!

  31. xgarcia22 says: Apr 5, 2014 12:43 PM

    Nobody cares if you are a Bills fan or not. Just leave a nice comment and move on.

  32. vtsquirm says: Apr 5, 2014 12:46 PM

    Good luck Jim, we’re praying for you

  33. joe2jerry says: Apr 5, 2014 12:54 PM

    Praying for you Jim!

  34. tw4golf says: Apr 5, 2014 12:56 PM

    All of Western NY’s thoughts and prayers are with you 12. Hang tough, know everyone is in your corner and kick cancer’s ass!!!!

  35. eglsfan says: Apr 5, 2014 1:05 PM

    Prayers your way Jim…..get well!!!!

  36. philadelphialovescheesteaks says: Apr 5, 2014 1:11 PM

    Sending my prayers Jim!

  37. beachsidejames says: Apr 5, 2014 1:28 PM

    Be strong Jimmy..You can do it!

  38. polarbroncofan says: Apr 5, 2014 1:28 PM

    Here’s praying that you beat this cancer by four touchdowns! Get well soon, Jim!

  39. luvmnsports2012 says: Apr 5, 2014 1:47 PM

    Praying for Mr. Jim Kelly! Hope all goes well!

  40. bonniebengal says: Apr 5, 2014 1:56 PM


  41. Bigfoot says: Apr 5, 2014 3:20 PM

    One of the good guys

  42. soulmancer says: Apr 5, 2014 3:28 PM

    Great player who has shown toughness in every aspect of his life. Keep fighting!

  43. bradygirl12 says: Apr 5, 2014 3:40 PM

    Nothing but prayers and positive thoughts to you,Jim Kelly. If the doctor says your cancer is treatable and curable,go with it!

  44. pastabelly101 says: Apr 5, 2014 3:42 PM

    As a lifelong Patriot fan there was no team I feared more than the Jim Kelly bills – God speed and you are in our prayers

  45. dirtybird70 says: Apr 5, 2014 4:16 PM

    God bless you, Jim. And your family.

  46. 2difshoe says: Apr 5, 2014 4:21 PM

    Chicago sends best wishes, Mr. Kelly.
    Good thoughts for a complete recovery!

  47. valentino8100 says: Apr 5, 2014 4:23 PM

    Thoughts and prayers to Jim and family.

  48. nviverson says: Apr 5, 2014 4:47 PM

    Ephesians 3:20!!!

  49. martin492013 says: Apr 5, 2014 5:20 PM

    I met Jim once when I was in teachers college in Buffalo, a really nice and humble guy. He took with my friends and I and shook our hands and got into his pickup truck. Will be saying some prayers for you Mr. Kelly.

  50. zhawk12 says: Apr 5, 2014 5:51 PM

    Message for the persons voting thumbs down on these supportive posts for Jim Kelly:

    Why don’t you step forward and explain why you feel a need to vote thumbs down, or are you too much of a coward?

    Good luck, Jim, you’re a credit to professional football and a man worth looking up to.

  51. vintagedog says: Apr 5, 2014 6:40 PM

    Atheists can’t stand people praying for others. Any comment referring to God, or HIS help, will get a thumbs down from the Earth’s scum. Sad they can’t allow others to believe as they will, but their way is the only way, in their minds, and everyone that feels differently needs to be belittled. What sad lives they must live.
    Prayers for Kim Kelly and his family.

  52. racyman57 says: Apr 5, 2014 7:33 PM

    Jim Kelly has been handed allot in his life. He has a son (or had a son, I don’t remember if he survived), that had an incurable disease and now he has to face this. Jim Kelly has always personified class, both on and off of the football field and represents how professional athletes are supposed to be real role models, for kids. My thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family. Jim is a tough dude and will, no doubt, fight it with all that he has.

  53. mexicangardener says: Apr 5, 2014 8:09 PM

    You can sit on your arse and pretend that you’re sending telepathic signals for supernatural intervention like people have been futilely doing for 2000 years in order to feel better about yourselves or you can actually do something constructive and tangible to help those suffering like Mr. Kelly by donating to cancer research organizations so that one day, none of this will happen to begin with.

  54. briandavisradio says: Apr 5, 2014 8:15 PM

    GOD BLESS YOU Jim Kelly
    My thought and prayer are with you.

  55. dolfan72 says: Apr 5, 2014 8:40 PM

    Get well soon, Mr. Kelly!

  56. insight888 says: Apr 5, 2014 8:41 PM

    Hi Jim,
    Big fan during those superbowl yrs,Beating this cancer is superbowl five,and you will finally get that ring.LOV-YA MAN,In my prayers

  57. bluesmoke44 says: Apr 5, 2014 8:51 PM

    I remember Jim Kelly when he played at the U and then moved onto the Houston Gamblers of the USFL and passing for over 5200 yards. Then to the Bills and running that K-Gun offense. He is beyond a shadow of a doubt the original “Gunslinger”. And his skills at running that offense had me extremely worried during SB XXV and feel fortunate for “wide right”.While not being much of a a religious person myself Jim Kelly will be in my thoughts and I will be hoping for him a speedy and complete recovery from this horrible disease.
    A Giants fan

  58. prowe0001 says: Apr 5, 2014 9:28 PM

    Jim, you’re in my prayers. I’ve gone through the same surgical procedures you have, and the radiation and chemo therapy and I beat it. If I, a simple man with not a lot of talent can do it, I know you can. Never stop believing. God does answer prayers.

  59. jimatmad says: Apr 5, 2014 10:04 PM

    I ‘believe in’ science – medicine, cosmology, evolution. What is, is. Claiming it’s not is foolish.

    I also believe in prayer. It works sometimes. Can’t be sure why, but I know it’s true.

    We’re pulling for you Jim. Be strong.

  60. moonriver22 says: Apr 5, 2014 10:06 PM

    Anyone who isn’t rooting for this guy needs a gut check.

    Rock on, Jim. A friend of mine beat brain mets, and I hope you do, too.

  61. scw1993 says: Apr 5, 2014 10:26 PM

    Prayers to you Jim, you can beat this. To poster kabasaman, a two-time cancer surviver, prayers that you continue in good health.

  62. urriahh says: Apr 5, 2014 10:28 PM

    Mr. Kelly, you have been a “class act person” on the field and in your personal life. My prayers go out to you and your family.
    May God our creator and Jesus Christ His son heal your health problem now.

  63. sportfan2 says: Apr 5, 2014 10:53 PM

    Jim always seemed like a very good person on and off the field. Good luck we are all thinking about you and your family.

  64. meyeshua says: Apr 5, 2014 11:43 PM

    Wishing Mr. Kelly much better luck then he had in the Superbowls.

  65. cyndistafeph58 says: Apr 6, 2014 1:21 AM

    We are praying for you Jim. And your family. Trust in God and His Son.

  66. jimeejohnson says: Apr 6, 2014 10:32 AM

    `Best of outcomes for you, Jim Kelly. You entertained us with the best of them.

  67. nels13 says: Apr 6, 2014 1:18 PM

    Wait if it’s Operable then take the dam out!!

  68. joerahme says: Apr 6, 2014 3:12 PM

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you Jim, stay positive, God be with you every step of the way.

  69. lydiagrijalva777 says: Apr 6, 2014 4:47 PM

    Good luck to Jim Kelly. He has been through so much. Praying for a speedy recovery. For all those mocking prayer, just stop. Jim Kelly is asking for prayers; please respect his wishes. This is not the place to argue about the existence of God.

  70. harbourimages says: Apr 6, 2014 5:39 PM

    Bless you, Mr. Kelly. Hoping for a full recovery for you!

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