Everybody knows Matt Millen is a fighter. He may now be starting to succumb in a fight for his life.
Matt Millen is stepping away from the broadcast booth for the remainder of the 2018 season in order to focus on his health. pic.twitter.com/Ku1j1UD8i7— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) October 3, 2018
Millen is suffering from a rare disease that was diagnosed late because of its ability to mimic other diseases. Amyloidosis occurs when an abnormal protein produced in bone marrow builds up in organs. In Millen, the amyloid is attacking his heart.
The Big Ten Network aired an 11-minute segment last month that detailed Millen’s struggles and captured both his candidly transparent attitude and acknowledgement that he was in a fight for his life.
BSD wishes Matt and his family all the best as they navigate this difficult time.