WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart Reveals He Has Skin Cancer (PIC)

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WWE Hall of Famer Bret “Hitman” Hart announced earlier this week that he was diagnosed with skin cancer.

Hart posted a photo on Instagram showing a small stitch in his shoulder, and he provided an explanation in the comment.

“Goal for 2020 and beyond: wear more sunscreen!” Hart wrote in the caption of his photo on Instagram. “Basal cell carcinoma removal scheduled soon. Another opportunity to remind everyone to look after your health and #getchecked.”

According to the Mayo Clinic, basal cell carcinoma is a type of skin cancer that is most often treated by removing the cancer through surgery.

Basal cell carcinoma is said to be rarely life-threatening.

The 62-year-old Hart has fought battles before, having suffered a stroke in 2002, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2016, and revealing he 100 percent recovered from prostate cancer in 2017.

Hart is a five-time WWE champion, two-time Intercontinental champion, two-time Tag Team champion, one-time United States champion, two-time King of the Ring and one-time Royal Rumble winner. Not to mention, he has held the World Heavyweight Championship, United States Championship and Tag Team Championships in WCW after leaving the WWE in 1997.

Hart is a two-time inductee in WWE’s Hall of Fame with the first individual recognition coming in 2006.