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Tennis ace Boris Becker reveals he has been treated for a type of skin cancer

Tennis ace Boris Becker is photographed with a plaster on his nose after revealing doctors have treated him for a type of skin cancer

  • Boris Becker thanked the doctors who had successfully removed the skin cancer
  • Photos of Becker showed him with a small plaster a just visible by his sunglasses
  • ‘It was a routine examination, looks worse than it is,’ he told German publication

Boris Becker was see with a plaster on his nose after revealing doctors had treated him for a type of skin cancer

Tennis legend Boris Becker has been photographed with a plaster on his nose after revealing doctors had treated him for a type of skin cancer. 

The tennis legend tweeted about his health problems on Wednesday, writing in German: ‘I wanted to thank Martina Mayr-Brune and Dr Kati Maier from Munich, who have successfully treated me.’ 

Photos of the 50-year-old on Sunday showed him with a small plaster a just visible by his sunglasses.

‘I went to the dermatologist on Monday, where I had a basal cell carcinoma cut off,’ Becker told German publication Image. ‘It was a routine examination and it looks worse than it is.’

Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer, accounting for 75% of cases. If detected in time, the patient has a good chance of recovery.  

Becker is in the process of divorcing his wife Lilly Becker, 42, after they announced their split in May.

The tennis star won six major singles titles, 13 Masters Series titles and an Olympic gold medal in doubles. 

He was recently seen enjoying himself with friends at the 185th Oktoberfest in Munich. 

Photos of the 50-year-old on Sunday showed him with a small plaster a just visible by his sunglasses

Photos of the 50-year-old on Sunday showed him with a small plaster a just visible by his sunglasses

The tennis legend tweeted about his health problems on Wednesday, writing in German: 'I wanted to thank Martina Mayr-Brune and Dr Kati Maier from Munich, who have successfully treated me'

The tennis legend tweeted about his health problems on Wednesday, writing in German: ‘I wanted to thank Martina Mayr-Brune and Dr Kati Maier from Munich, who have successfully treated me’

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