Chris Evans diagnosed has cancer
Virgin Radio presenter Chris Evans has revealed live on air that he has been diagnosed with skin cancer but reassured listeners it was caught early and is treatable.
Chris Evans has been diagnosed with skin cancer.
The 57-year-old radio presenter revealed his diagnosis on his Virgin Radio show on Monday (21.08.23) and reassured listeners it was caught early and is treatable.
Chris said: "We need to discuss what's going on with this issue.
"It is a melanoma. There's this phrase called a malignant melanoma - you know once you get something, and you find out all about it - that is a redundant phrase because if it is a melanoma it is malignant.
"But it's been caught so early, just so you know, that it should be completely treatable.
"[Treatment] will happen on the 14th of September."
Chris - who ran the London marathon earlier this year - explained that he will be unable to exercise for a month after undergoing treatment.
He quipped: "I can't run for a month afterwards so I'm going to do nothing but run until then. Is that ok?"
Chris previously revealed he had a skin cancer scare in 2019, but was reassured he had "nothing to worry about" and advised to be examined once a year.
He previously said: "I went and had a few marks on my body inspected by a skin expert before Christmas and she said, ‘You need to come and see me again, just because of your complexion’.”
He also had a prostate cancer scare in 2015.
Chris told his radio listeners at the time: "Thank you once again to Kenney Jones, of The Who who was diagnosed with prostate cancer a couple of years ago and since recovery has been a fundraiser and supporter of Prostate Cancer UK.
"Prostate cancer, and colon cancer of course, are one of the most survivable forms of cancer there is, if caught early enough. It not, one of the least. It's a fine line between life and death, happiness and tragedy."
Chris has three sons and one daughter with his wife Natasha, 38.
He also has a daughter Jade, 34, with his former fiancée Alison Ward.