September 20, 2013 09:15:45 GMT
Contrary to earlier rumors of plastic surgery, the reality TV star had cancerous tissue taken from his nose.
Following initial speculations that he had plastic surgery done on his nose, it is now revealed that "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star Bruce Jenner actually underwent surgery to remove skin cancer on his nose earlier this week. The 63-year-old former Olympic track and field champion had cancerous tissue removed from his nose last Monday, September 16 that left him with 30 stitches.
Jenner, who is an avid golfer, may have developed the skin cancer from frequent sun damage, according to his doctors. The procedure was apparently a minor operation that did not require him to be confined to a hospital bed, as he was spotted the following day getting his morning coffee in Calabasas, complete with bandages on his nose.
Jenner was snapped stepping out in a white "USATF"-printed T-shirt, black shorts and gray trainers with a white baseball cap and tinted sunglasses. He was seen holding his coffee cup and mobile phone before hopping into his red Porsche.
This was not the first time that Jenner had to undergo surgery for skin cancer. Just last year, he had similar cancerous tissue removed from the side of his face and had been warned by his doctors to use better sun protection and exercise more caution. Perhaps his latest operation, which could leave him with a big scar on his nose, will be a more effective reminder for the former gold medal-winning athlete.