August 20, 2014 at 11:27 am

Former pitcher Curt Schilling blames chewing tobacco for mouth cancer

Curt Schilling is being treated at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. (Elise Amendola / AP)

Boston ó Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling has revealed that he is battling mouth cancer and he blames 30 years of chewing tobacco use.

Schilling discussed details of his cancer on WEEI-FM in Boston on Wednesday. He announced he had cancer in February, but had not disclosed what kind.

He says thereís no question itís due to chewing tobacco.

Schilling is being treated at Brigham and Womenís Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He received seven weeks of chemotherapy and radiation treatments, and is now in remission. He says heís lost 75 pounds.

Schilling is a three-time World Series champion with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Boston Red Sox.

Heís being sued by Rhode Islandís economic development agency after his video game company received a $75 million state loan guarantee and then collapsed.