Chris Evans reveals cancer diagnosis on his radio show | Ents & Arts News


Chris Evans has revealed he has been diagnosed with skin cancer.

Announcing the news on his Virgin Radio show, he said it was discovered in the early stages, adding he was told it is treatable.

He 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.”

He added he will be treated for the condition on 14 September.

Evans, who is an avid runner, said he was told he will be unable to exercise in the month following the treatment, joking he will do nothing but run until his appointment.

It comes after he became concerned about skin cancer back in 2019, saying the high UV levels during the summer heat prompted him to go to the doctor.

However, Evans was told he had “nothing to worry about”, and that he should get checked for the condition once a year.

The broadcaster also spoke about a similar scare in 2015, when he was checked for prostate cancer after developing some symptoms.

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Evans joined Virgin Radio in 2018, when he left the coveted BBC Radio 2 breakfast show, taking most of his production team with him.

He had been a mainstay at the BBC, hosting The One Show and a stint on Top Gear, and before that fronting chaotic Channel 4 shows, TFI Friday and The Big Breakfast.


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