Eli Gold Diagnosed with Cancer
Longtime Alabama radio announcer Eli Gold was recently diagnosed with a treatable form of cancer, per the Crimson Tide Sports Network.
Gold, who missed the Crimson Tide's 2022 football season due to mobility issues that prevented him from getting around well enough to perform his duties, has been the voice of the Alabama football since 1988 and has provided narration to many of the most iconic moments in the team's history.
"I want to thank everyone for their well wishes and prayers. After extensive testing, I have now been diagnosed of a treatable form of cancer. I’m already making progress and hope to get back behind the mic again soon. Roll Tide!" said Gold via the Crimson Tide Sports Network's social media channels.
The 69-year-old attributed his mobility issues to orthopedic problems that he had been putting off dealing with for some time. He has also stated that he's shed nearly 100 pounds in an effort to get back to doing what he loves.