Kevin Jonas reveals skin cancer diagnosis, surgery for treatment


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Pop star Kevin Jonas (pic) has undergone surgery after recently being diagnosed with skin cancer.

In an Instagram video posted on Tuesday, the 36-year-old singer announced that doctors had found a malignant mole on his forehead.

“So today I am getting a basal cell carcinoma removed from my head,” he said while pointing out the mole near his hairline. “Yes, that is a actual little skin cancer guy that started to grow and now I have to get surgery to remove it. So, here we go.”

The video jumps ahead as Jonas peels back gauze and an emoji covers the area where the mole was removed. It jumps ahead again to Jonas behind the wheel in a car with a large bandage on his forehead.

“Alright, I’m all done. Now it’s time to heal. Make sure to get those moles checked, people,” the guitarist and singer concludes.

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common form of skin cancer with an estimated 3.6 million diagnoses in the United States every year, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. It usually begins in the upper layers of the skin and does not spread. It’s most likely to occur on a part of the skin exposed to sunlight.

“So sorry to hear about your BCC, Kevin,” the foundation commented on Jonas’ post. “Thank you for raising awareness. Early detection is key. Wishing you the best on your recovery journey.” – New York Daily News/Tribune News Service

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