Tamra Judge announced she has skin cancer on Sunday.
The Real Housewife Of Orange County star shared a selfie wearing cropped shorts revealing a small mole on the side of her posterior.
‘I’m showing you this picture because this is what melanoma looks like,’ the 49-year-old fitness competitor captioned the picture.
Tragic news: The Real Housewife Of Orange County Tamra Judge, 49, revealed she has skin cancer on Sunday
Culprit: The star shared a selfie wearing cropped shorts revealing a small mole on the side of her posterior
Tamra explained she is not looking for sympathy, but wants this news to be a precautionary tale.
‘I don’t want sympathy, I want you to save YOUR a** and get your skin checked. This was just a small black flat freckle…. I had no idea!’ she wrote.
The mother of four is an avid body builder and was hoping to compete again after her 50th birthday.
‘I work out hard for this Booty. I was planning on competing again in November at 50 years old, but I’m not sure that’s happening now.
‘It looks like God has a different plan for me,’ she added.
As her emotions have run the gamut, Tamra is pleased that they found the malignant mole in it’s early stages.
‘I’ve been a little sad, worried and pissed off. But we caught it early and that makes me happy.’
Skin savvy: The mother of four is an avid body builder and was hoping to compete again after her 50th birthday
Although – much like her fitness competition – she may have to put off her birthday party plans for another time.
‘Happy birthday to me. #saveyourass birthday party in Cabo not sounding like a good idea now!’
Tamra has been a cast member on RHOC since season 3 and currently finds herself at odds with longtime friend Vicki Gunvalson.
Veteran: Tamra has been a cast member on RHOC since season 3 and currently finds herself at odds with longtime friend Vicki Gunvalson