Ewan McGregor reveals how he had a cancerous mole removed from his face

Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor said doctors removed several moles after he went for a check-up. One of them, under his right eye, proved to be cancerous.

'I just went to have them checked, you have to be careful if you're pale skinned and you spend time in the sun, with moles. So I went to see a specialist who thought they were better to be removed and indeed he was correct,' he told the BBC.

Ewan had several moles removed last year and one under his right eye proved to be cancerous

It is impossible to say when the mole, which was removed a year ago, became cancerous.

However McGregor recently rode across the sun-scorched deserts of Africa for a TV series The Long Way Down which aired last year.

The star admitted he was aware that having pale skin and spending time in the sun meant he was more at risk, and it 'was best to be looked at' by doctors. Daily Mail

Iain Mack