Comedian Hamish Blake Undergoes Emergency Surgery After Receiving Frightening Diagnosis

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Comedian Hamish Blake posted a selfie to his Instagram story Tuesday informing fans he had to undergo emergency surgery following a cancer scare.

Blake showed his 1.2 million followers a close-up photograph of his forehead and said he had to have skin cancer removed, which left him with five stitches above his right eye. “Got a mini facelift,” he joked. “I’m doing the other side in a few weeks.” The TV Host then explained the real reason he had to undergo the procedure and advised fans to keep on top of their skin health.

Hamish Blake attends the 2019 AACTA Awards Presented by Foxtel at The Star on December 04, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. Photo by Rocket K/Getty Images for AFI

“Ok, not really. This is my reminder to anyone who needs it (i.e. everyone) to get your skin checked every six months,” he wrote across another selfie that showed his battle wound.

Hamish Blake attends the Nine 2023 Upfronts Photo Call on September 14, 2022 in Sydney, Australia. Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images

The Australian comic and host of “Lego Masters Australia” assured his fans that he was on the mend and that he was going to be ok, but he made sure to note the seriousness of the disease. He noted that that going through this health scare was a wake-up call and he encouraged everyone else to play a more active role in ensuring their skin health is monitored, according to News.au.com

Hamish Blake arrives at the 2013 Logie Awards at the Crown Palladium on April 7, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA – JUNE 19: Hamish Blake and Zoë Foster Blake attend the 62nd TV Week Logie Awards on June 19, 2022 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA – JUNE 20: Hamish Blake attends the Network Nine Post-Logies recovery brunch at The Star Gold Coast on June 20, 2022 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – DECEMBER 07: Ryan McNaught and Hamish Blake pose in the media room with the AACTA Award for Best Entertainment Program during the 2022 AACTA Awards Presented By Foxtel Group at the Hordern on December 07, 2022 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Caroline McCredie/Getty Images for AFI)

“By the way, everything totally fine, but glad she got caught very early,” he said to his fans.

There were no previous indications on Blake’s social media that suggested anything was wrong, and it’s not entirely clear when he received his skin cancer diagnosis.


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The famous comedian didn’t inform fans about any upcoming procedures. (RELATED: Sarah Ferguson’s Team Issues Important Health Update)

His most recent posts that were shared ahead of this health update were of his family and showcased his involvement in a recent multisport race.