The Olympian just had part of her nose removed
Caitlyn Jenner just got real about her health.
In a candid confession, the 68-year-old Olympian revealed she recently had a brush with cancer when she was forced to remove a cancerous basal cell carcinoma from her face. Not only did the Keeping Up with the Kardashians alum confirm that she had to get a part of her nose removed to prevent further damage, but she shared a powerful photo of herself post-surgery as a caution to fans who aren’t taking their well-being seriously.
Let this be a reminder to everyone to take care of themselves.
The 68-year-old Olympian revealed she recently had a brush with skin cancer when she was diagnosed with some major sun damage on her face.
Sharing a makeup-free photo of herself with her nose red and raw from surgery, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians alum warned fans the dangers of not wearing sunscreen and cautioned her 8.9 million followers to start focusing on their health.
“I recently had to get some sun damage removed from my nose,” she shared on Instagram Tuesday, March 20. “PSA- always wear your sunblock!”
In the picture, the ex-wife of Kris Jenner can be seen sitting in her bed with what appeared to be a patch of skin missing from the tip of her nose. According to People, the painful-looking mark was a result of Caitlyn removing a cancerous basal cell carcinoma from her face.
The Secrets of My Life author was also recently spotted with some irritation on her nose when she was photographed n Malibu last week.
Though Caitlyn assured fans that she has been doing well since removing the cancerous spot, a source told Radar Online that the reality star’s “biggest fear is that she will lose her nose” if sun damage “may have spread” to other parts of her face.
“She’s been having a breakdown about it,” the informant spilled. “With all her plastic surgeries on her nose over the years there isn’t much there to begin with!”
The insider added that the dad-of-six has been “going overboard about dying” and “taking desperate measures and calling everyone about needing to spend time with her because she doesn’t know what’s going to happen with her health.”