“Little skin cancer guy that just started to grow” - Kevin Jonas reveals cancerous mole diagnosis as he undergoes surgery

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Kevin Jonas shares he underwent surgery to remove cancerous mole. (Image via Getty Images/Bruce Bennett)

Kevin Jonas took to Instagram on Tuesday to reveal he had a cancerous mole on his forehead and was going to get it removed by surgery. He later updated his fans on his way home from the hospital once the mole was surgically removed.

At the beginning of the video, the eldest Jonas brother, who appeared to be on an operating chair, said:

“So today, I am getting a basal cell carcinoma removed from my head.”

Kevin Jonas then zoomed in on a small spot near his hairline for fans to get a better look and explained:

“Yes, that is a actual little skin cancer guy that just started to grow. And now, I have to get surgery to remove it. So, here we go.”

Mayo Clinic defines basal cell carcinoma as a type of skin cancer that generates in the basal cells. These cells are responsible for producing new skin cells when the old ones die. This type of skin cancer can often appear only as a mild bump on the skin, but can also take other forms and occurs mostly on the parts of the skin that come under exposure to the sun, such as one’s neck and head. These bumps often appear the same color as one's skin, making it easier to go unnoticed.

Long-term exposure to sunlight’s ultraviolet radiation causes most basal cell carcinomas. Using sunscreen and avoiding the sun are the main preventive measures against this type of skin cancer.

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Kevin Jonas updates fans after cancerous mole removal surgery

Kevin Jonas compiled clips from before and after his surgery into one video. So, in the following segment of the clip, he removed a foam patch from the area where he had the cancerous mole. But the spot was covered by an emoji in the video. Although fans did not get a glimpse of the area post-surgery, Kevin's expression after seeing the spot was not very delightful.

While he was in the car on his way home, the Jonas Brothers member panned the camera on his forehead with a small band-aid on it:

"Alright, I'm all done. Now it's time to heal. Heading home."

Before ending the video, the 36-year-old musician dropped some advice for his fans and viewers:

"Make sure to get those moles checked, people."

The Skin Care Foundation commented under the singer's post:

"So sorry to hear about your BCC, Kevin. Thank you for raising awareness."
The Skin Cancer Foundation reposted Kevin's video. (Image via Instagram/@skincancerorg)
The Skin Cancer Foundation reposted Kevin's video. (Image via Instagram/@skincancerorg)

The organization also reposted Kevin Jonas' video and thanked him again for raising awareness about how important it is for everyone to get their skin checked. The message added:

"Early detection can be lifesaving,” they wrote. “Wishing you the best on your BCC surgery and recovery."

Fans wished the singer a healthy recovery. Some expressed how they initially got scared after learning of his condition at the beginning of the video, but were relieved upon learning Kevin was moving toward recovery.

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