Bruce Jenner Undergoes Surgery for Skin Cancer: I Will "Continue to Fight"

Celebrity News Sep. 20, 2013 AT 4:40PM
Bruce Jenner with a bandage on his nose on September 17, 2013
Bruce Jenner stepped out on Tuesday, Sept. 17, with a nose bandage after undergoing surgery for skin cancer Credit: AKM-GSI

Bruce Jenner didn't go under the knife for vanity. The Olympic athlete and Keeping Up With the Kardashians star underwent nose surgery recently for skin cancer, he confirmed to E! News in a statement. The reality star had a cancerous tissue removed from his nose and required 30 stitches.

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"I was diagnosed with a form of melanoma called Basal cell carcinoma and have undergone Mohs surgery to remove it," the 63-year-old told E!. "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."

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Jenner first caused a stir when he stepped out on Tuesday, Sept. 17, wearing a noticeable bandage on his nose. The Olympian had surgery just last week to remove the skin cancer, which is part of an ongoing treatment.

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This isn't the first time Jenner has battled the disease. In January 2012, he was spotted with a large scar on the right side of his face after doctors had removed malignant tissue.

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