Khloé Kardashian simultaneously hit back at a rude fan and provided her followers with a health update months after revealing she had a tumor removed from her face.
The “Kardashians” star posted a gym selfie on Instagram with the caption, “Happy Sunday,” which prompted one follower to comment, “And what the heck is on your cheek.”
Kardashian responded, “a bandage 🩹 I had a tumor removed from my face but I’m totally ok. Thank you for asking ❤️.”
The reality star, 38, first shared her health diagnosis in October 2022 after fans continuously noticed a Band-Aid on her face.
Kardashian explained at the time that she had a “small bump” on her cheek biopsied after it had continued to grow for seven months.
After two doctors examined the growth, the Good American co-creator was advised to have an “immediate operation” to remove the tumor.
“I’m grateful to share that Dr. Fischer was able to get everything,” Kardashian later gushed, adding that her “margins appear clear” and she was “onto the healing process.”
She also encouraged her 295 million followers to have their skin checked “frequently” for risk of cancer.
“At 19 years old, I had melanoma on my back, and I had a surgery to remove that, as well,” the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” alum wrote at the time. “I am [predisposed] to melanomas. … I am someone who wears sunscreen every day religiously, so no one is exempt from these things.”
Dr. Garth Fischer later posted a tribute to his patient, writing that he felt like he was operating on his “own daughter.”
“I am tremendously relieved that we got it all out and you can now get past this. You’re beautiful and have a heart of gold,” he wrote. “Now let’s get this scar to heal great and be mindful of too much sun exposure :)❤️❤️.”
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