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Former News sports writer Foster has mild stroke

The Detroit News
Terry Foster

Terry Foster, the popular radio co-host on 97.1 The Ticket and former Detroit News sports writer, revealed Monday that he had suffered a mild stroke.

Foster shared the news on Twitter.

“I suffered a mild stroke and am going to be fine,” he wrote. “I am walking and talking and plan on being silly again on 97.1 The Ticket by Oct 3.”

Foster, who hosts the afternoon show with Mike Valenti, suffered the stroke approximately 10 days ago and was briefly hospitalized. He will undergo rehabilitation until returning to the air.

He later shared the following in a blog on CBS Local:

“I suffered a minor stroke but I am going to fully recover. I can already feel a difference in how I speak and how I type. My fine motor skills are a little messed up in my right hand and I am not ready to throw a pitch from the pitcher’s mound.

“But I feel a little better every day.

“I am lucky. I am fortunate. This is a wakeup call.

“And I wear beads on my wrist to remind me to take it easy. So if you know of a place that sells really cool bracelets let me know.

“The only focus is today and the next day. My heart, lungs, kidneys and brain are fine. My main arteries in my brain and heart are good to go, but a vessel in my brain, the width of a human hair, became sluggish because I allowed my blood pressure to get too high.

“And that won’t happen again until I am old and forgotten.”

If you want to contact Foster, email him at