Ninja Reveals Skin Cancer Diagnosis: Professional Gamer in ‘Shock’

Ninja, the skilled online game participant and most-followed Twitch streamer on this planet, revealed he was identified with pores and skin most cancers.

“Alright I’m nonetheless in a little bit of shock however need to preserve you all up to date. A couple of weeks in the past I went in to a dermatologist for an annual pores and skin/mole test that Jess proactively scheduled for me. There was a mole on the underside of my foot that they needed to take away simply to watch out. It got here again as melanoma, however they’re optimistic that we caught it within the early phases,” Ninja, whose actual title is Tyler Blevins, wrote on X (previously Twitter).

He continued, “I had one other darkish spot seem close to it, so at this time they biopsied that and eliminated a bigger space across the melanoma with the hopes that beneath the microscope they’ll see clear non-melanoma edges and we are going to know we bought it. I’m grateful to have hope find this early, however please take this as a PSA to get pores and skin checkups.”

The 32-year-old streamer bought his begin in 2009 as a aggressive “Halo 3” participant, however he turned the face {of professional} gaming throughout the early days of “Fortnite,” in 2017. Quickly, Ninja was a world superstar, taking part in “Fortnite” with Drake, Travis Scott and JuJu Smith Schuster on Twitch and showing on discuss exhibits together with “The Tonight Present Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “The Day by day Present” and “The Ellen DeGeneres Present.”

Ninja has almost 24 million subscribers on YouTube and, with 19 million followers, is the most-followed consumer on the livestreaming platform Twitch.