Veteran Channel Nine newsreader Peter Overton has disclosed he had to undergo emergency surgery this week after his dermatologist spotted something unusual during a routine skin check.
The journalist shared a photo from his hospital bed on Twitter after having Melanoma removed from his right temple.
Overton shares a photo from the hospital bed after melanoma surgery. Photo: Twitter/@PeterOverton.
“I have fair skin & am vigilant re my skin checks every few months,” he wrote.
“My wonderful dermatologist spotted something unusual on my right temple-Melanoma. Surgery yesterday to remove it. I am a lucky fella.”
He went on to urge others to regularly get their skin checked as well.
“For those thinking about getting their skin checked. Do it. Now,” he said.
Early detections is key!
*Source yahoo.com.au. Read the full story here.