As “Real Housewives of New York City” star Bethenny Frankel urged her friends and fans to donate to Hurricane Harvey victims in crisis, she revealed she’s undergoing a potential health crisis of her own.
The reality star said she recently “had a growth removed” from her face and is testing it for skin cancer after a fan questioned the placement of a Band-Aid on her cheek in an Instagram video.
After another fan asked if the growth was from getting fillers in her face, Frankel denied having had work done, and responded that it was a basal cell growth.
“No. Basil (sic) cell. I don’t do fillers,” she wrote. “My jaw is the size of Pittsburgh. Nothing needs enhancement.”
Bethenny Frankel is having a growth on her face tested for skin cancer.
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Basal cells line the outermost layer of the skin. Basel cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer, and there are 4 million cases diagnosed each year in the U.S.
The disease can manifest in growths that look like open sores, red patches, shiny bumps or scars, according to SkinCancer.org, and is typically caused by intense sun exposure.
Frankel is having the growth tested for skin cancer, a source told People.
The reality star’s health check-up comes just days after “Real Housewives of Orange County” star Tamra Judge revealed she has been diagnosed with skin cancer.
In an Instagram post, she said she learned she had melanoma after having a freckle on her butt checked out.
Frankel’s bandaged face was revealed in a video she posted to Instagram urging fans to donate to the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
She’s raising money through her charity, B Strong, and donating 100% of the proceeds to women and families in need in the Houston area.
“They need diapers, wipes, toothbrushes, underwear, rainboots, socks,” Frankel said, before calling on her fellow “Housewives” to donate to the good cause. “We’re working with a retail partner to distribute gift cards.”
Frankel founded B Strong after the demise of her marriage, as she says she was “inspired to find a way to help other women in crisis find their own place of yes and strength.”
Source: Ny Daily News