Bruce Jenner Has Skin Cancer

09/20/2013 at 03:00 PM EDT

Bruce Jenner Has Skin Cancer
Bruce Jenner in September 2013
Here's another reminder to wear sunscreen!

Bruce Jenner underwent surgery for skin cancer on Monday, E! News confirms.

"I was diagnosed with a form of Melanoma called Basal cell carcinoma and have undergone Mohs surgery to remove it," Jenner tells the website. "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."

The Olympian, 63, had cancerous tissue removed from his nose, requiring 30 stitches. He was spotted with a bandage across the bridge of his nose and a baseball cap, presumably to keep his face shielded from the sun.

The reality star has battled skin cancer in the past. In January 2012, he was spotted with a large scar on the side of his face, also caused from the removal of malignant tissue.

While Jenner earned his gold medal in track and field, he is also an avid golfer, and spends hours outdoors practicing his golf game.

TMZ was first to report the news.

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

George Turns 1: Raising a Little Prince!
  • George Turns 1: Raising a Little Prince!
  • Ryan and Eva: How They Hid Her Pregnancy
  • Jillian Michaels: Why I Left Biggest Loser

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine

blog comments powered by Disqus

From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners