Figure skater Scott Hamilton diagnosed with 3rd brain tumour
Scott Hamilton at Central Park's Wollman Rink in New York, on April 9, 2007. (Jason DeCrow / AP)
The Associated Press
Published Monday, October 24, 2016 9:51AM EDT
Last Updated Monday, October 24, 2016 1:04PM EDT
NASHVILLE - Olympic figure skating champion and commentator Scott Hamilton has been diagnosed with a third brain tumour.
People magazine reports Hamilton has been diagnosed with a benign pituitary tumour.
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 tumour 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."