Why Peter Overton has been missing from your nightly news bulletin
Nine newsreader Peter Overton has reminded all Australians of the importance of regular skin checks following a cancer scare.
Peter underwent surgery on Monday to have a melanoma removed from his head, and told Deborah Knight he’s “okay”, but “a little battered and bruised”.
“I look like a sewing machine!
“It was quite a shock to see the extent of the stitching and the flaps of skin they had to put over.”
Skin cancer has taken a tragic toll in Peter’s life before, with a friend recently passing away due to an undiagnosed melanoma.
He encouraged listeners to book in for a check-up, instead of continuing to put it off.
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Image: Twitter/Peter Overton