Bruce Jenner appeared in Calabasas on Tuesday with a hefty bandage over his nose that appeared it be from surgery as he went on a coffee run. Apparently, he had skin cancer removed from his nose earlier this week.
“I was diagnosed with a form of Melanoma called basal cell carcinoma and have undergone Mohs surgery to remove it,” he told E! News. “I have been struggling with this for several years and appreciate all of the support and prayers while I continue to fight the battle against skin cancer.”
“This has taught me to be extra vigilant when out in the sun and I encourage others to get regular checkups and always wear sunscreen,” Jenner said.
The procedure involved removing a chunk of tissue from the 63-year-old former Olympian’s nose and 30 stitches, according to TMZ.
It’s not the first time that Kim Kardashian’s step-father sported a surgery scar. In 2012, the champion reportedly had a cancerous growth removed from the right side of his face. At an appearance at a Lakers vs. Mavericks game, the reality television star sported visible stitches near his right ear.