Anderson Cooper Has 'Small Spot' Of Skin Cancer Removed

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Following an absence from the anchor’s chair, CNN newsman Anderson Cooper revealed he was dealing with a cancer scare.

On his blog, the “Anderson Cooper 360” host revealed he had a “small spot of skin cancer” removed from his face.

“I’ve been off for the last couple of days. I had minor surgery on Monday. A small spot of skin cancer was removed from under my left eye. I hadn’t planned on mentioning this, but I still have stitches and you’ll no doubt notice them tonight,” Cooper wrote on his blog.

Cooper, who has also been on the campaign trail with Sen. Barack Obama, ended his blog post with a jab at one of his fellow TV personalities.

“Don’t want you to think I got into a fist fight with Charlie Rose,” Cooper joked.

Rose, the 66-year-old PBS talk show host, is sporting a black eye after taking a spill on a New York sidewalk while trying to catch his laptop computer.

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