Actor Vinnie Jones Reveals He Has Skin Cancer

November 25, 2013

The Sun reports that footballer-turned-actor Vinnie Jones (Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels) is undergoing treatment for skin cancer. He told the UK newspaper that it is the greatest challenge he’s faced.

“Cancer is a horrible word to hear. It frightens the life out of you,” Jones said. “I’ve faced the biggest and ugliest lads on the football field and been in some nasty bar brawls. But this is my toughest and scariest opponent yet.”

Jones found a lump under his eye, and did not know whether it was a wart or a spot until he went to get it checked out.

“When the doctor said I had skin cancer, the first thing I thought was, ‘How long have I got?’ A million and one things go through your head.”

Jones has had three operations to remove cancerous patches: two under his eye and one on the back of his head.

“It’s weighing very heavily on me all the time. It has really knocked me for six and made me reassess my life and goals. If you spot something on your skin that doesn’t feel right, like a little spot or tick, then get it checked out immediately.”

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