Vinnie Jones: ‘I’ve got cancer and so does my wife’

24 November 2013 09:06

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Vinnie Jones: ‘I’ve got cancer and so does my wife’

The former Wimbledon and Chelsea star (48) revealed in an interview with the Sun that he has had three tumours removed since February.

Jones’ discovered the lump back in February. He had it removed but weeks later doctors discovered another lump in the same spot. After a second round of surgery, Jones was distraught to discover that a third lump had appeared on the back of his head.

Jones says that he worried that the cancer will return again and is visiting doctors in LA for fortnightly check-ups.

His wife Tanya (47) has battled health problems in the past and discovered that she is also suffering from skin cancer. She has had a number of tumours removed.

Jones is the latest Hollywood star to reveal he is fighting skin cancer. Hugh Jackman is also fighting cancer after his wife urged him to check a suspicious mark on his nose.

The Wolverine star shared the news Thursday on Instagram, revealing his wife spurred him to get a suspicious mark on his face checked out by a doctor, who diagnosed him with basal cell carcinoma.

"Deb said to get the mark on my nose checked. Boy she was right!" Hugh wrote.

The actor included a photo of his face with a large bandage across his nose.

Mayo Clinic describes the slow-growing skin cancer as a condition "thought to be caused by long-term exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sunlight". It often forms as a "waxy bump".

Hugh, 45, took the opportunity to urge fans to take his experience as a lesson and use preventative care.

"Please don't be foolish like me. Get yourself checked. And USE sunscreen!!!" he pleaded.


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