Bruce Jenner is battling skin cancer

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“I was diagnosed with…Basal cell carcinoma and have undergone Mohs surgery to remove it,” Jenner told E! News. “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.”

TMZ revealed that the former athlete was stripped of a piece of tissue in a surgery earlier this week and required 30 stitches.

The 63-year-old was spotted with a bandaged nose on Tuesday in Calabasas, Calif.

This isn’t the first surgery he undergoes for this issue. In January 2012 he appeared with a scar on the side of his face.

“This has taught me to be extra vigilant when out in the sun and I encourage others to get regular checkups and always wear sunscreen,” he added.

Jenner is known to be a passionate golfer and spends a lot of time in the sun.