The 82-year-old broadcaster, known for his entertaining college basketball commentary on ESPN.
According to to ESPNFrontRow.com, Vitale revealed doctors diagnosed him with skin cancer earlier this year, but they were able to remove the cancerous cells. He then underwent four cosmetic procedures to “sew up the area on his face.”
“The bottom line is they removed the cancer cells, and I was relieved, big time, to be cancer clear.” he said.
Vitale has been working at ESPN since the network began showing college games in December 1979.
It has been a very scary 7 weeks but I was lucky that the Melanoma did not spread YES "GET CHECKED, BABY! Early Detection Critical in my Recent Melanoma Cancer Scare- ESPN Front Row https://t.co/JKvX5IQIjN
— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) August 18, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control says skin cancer is the most common of cancer in the U.S.