To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Kevin Jonas shares update on surgery as he reveals skin cancer diagnosis

Kevin Jonas shares update on surgery as he reveals skin cancer diagnosis

Kevin Jonas took to his Instagram to update his followers on his progress

Kevin Jonas has urged his fans to 'get your moles checked' after revealing skin cancer diagnosis.

The 'Burning Up' singer took to his Instagram account on Tuesday (June 11) to share his situation and to shine a light on the importance of getting checked for cancerous moles.

The 36-year-old posted a video clip and photos of the before and after of the procedure which saw the removal of a mole below his hairline.

At the medical facility, he revealed that he had a ‘basal cell carcinoma’ - which he was getting removed.

“So today I am getting a basal cell carcinoma removed from my head." Jonas says in the video.

“Yes, that is a actual little skin cancer guy that started to grow, and now I have to get surgery to remove it.”

In the clip, he can be seen listing the gauze off his forehead but blocked the stitches out with a strategically placed emoji.

The singer wanted to spread awareness (Instagram/ @kevinjonas)
The singer wanted to spread awareness (Instagram/ @kevinjonas)

He said: “Alright, I’m all done. Now it’s time to heal, heading home.”

According to Mayo Clinic, basal cell carcinoma is a type of skin cancer which ‘begins in the basal cells’.

This is ‘a type of cell within the skin that produces new skin cells as old ones die off’.

The website also states that it ‘often appears as a slightly transparent bump on the skin, though it can take other forms.

This type of skin cancer is ‘thought to be caused by long-term exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sunlight’ and it’s recommended to avoid the sun and use sunscreen to protect against it.

However, other risk factors can increase your chances, such as family history, previous diagnosis’s or having too many freckles or moles.

Jonas wrote in the video's description: “Friendly reminder to get your moles checked.”

Underneath his video, fans were quick to wish him a 'speedy recovery' and even The Skin Cancer Foundation expressed their gratitude towards him for raising awareness.

Kevin had his cancerous mole removed (Instagram/ @kevinjonas)
Kevin had his cancerous mole removed (Instagram/ @kevinjonas)

They wrote: “So sorry to hear about your BCC, Kevin. Thank you for raising awareness. Early detection is key. Wishing you the best on your recovery journey.”

Someone else said they were 'so glad you were able to catch it so soon', while another thanked the singer for' being real and honest about your situation'.

"Skin cancer is always looked at from a ‘cut it off and done’ kinda cancer." they added.

"You sharing opens doors for others to realize how important it is to check your skin! Hope surgery went well and keep sharing your experiences, it truly matters.”

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Kevin Jonas/Getty Images/Scott Legato

Topics: Music, Health, Celebrity