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Figure Skater Scott Hamilton Diagnosed With 3rd Brain Tumor

  • Associated Press

FILE - Former Olympic figure skating gold medalist Scott Hamilton.

FILE - Former Olympic figure skating gold medalist Scott Hamilton.

Olympic figure skating champion and commentator Scott Hamilton has been diagnosed with a third brain tumor.

People magazine reports Hamilton has been diagnosed with a benign pituitary tumor.

In a video for People magazine, the 58-year-old Hamilton joked that he has “a unique hobby of collecting life-threatening illness.” Hamilton has survived two previous brain tumors and also a bout with testicular cancer. He says the current tumor was discovered during a routine checkup.

Hamilton won gold at the 1984 Winter Games and has served as a skating commentator for several networks.

He says on Twitter that he has “been blessed beyond my wildest imagination.”

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