Bruce Jenner confirms skin cancer surgery

10:06 PM, Sep 20, 2013   |    comments
Bruce Jenner in New York on Sept. 11, days before his reported skin cancer surgery. (Photo: Mike McGregor)
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(USA TODAY) Bruce Jenner's face went under the knife again.

But this time it was for medical, as opposed to cosmetic, reasons.

TMZ is reporting that Kim Kardashian's stepfather had surgery on his nose Monday to remove a hunk of cancer, resulting in 30 stitches. The former Olympian (and current questionable plastic surgery poster boy) was snapped sporting a big bandage the next day in Calabasas, Calif.

Doctors are pointing to golf-induced sun damage as the culprit, the website says.

It's not the first time Jenner's face has had cancer carved out of it. Last year, the right side, just in front of his ear and under his sideburn, fell victim.

UPDATE: Jenner has given a statement to his Keeping Up With the Kardashiansreality home, E! News.

"I was diagnosed with a form of melanoma called basal cell carcinoma and have undergone Mohs surgery to remove it. I have been struggling with this for several years and appreciate all of the support and prayers while I continue to fight the battle against skin cancer."

(The statement is medically confusing, considering the fact that basal cell is, byNational Library of Medicine definition, a relatively minor, nonmelanoma form of skin cancer.)

Olivia Barker, USA TODAY

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