WWE star Alexa Bliss has revealed that she is “okay now” after having a form of skin cancer removed from her face.
Bliss, 31, posted a photo on her Instagram story Tuesday of herself with a bandage near her ear on the left side of her face.
“Dear young me, you should have stayed away from the tanning beds,” she wrote in the photo, noting that the cancer was gone.
Bliss, who is married to singer Ryan Cabrera, revealed the details on Wednesday while responding to a fan’s wishes on Twitter.
She writes that she has basal cell carcinoma, one of the common forms of skin cancer.
Bliss said she had worsening patches on her face, and doctors discovered another squamous cell during the procedure.
“It was a quick and easy process,” wrote the five-time WWE Women’s World Champion. “I would be happy if you always check my skin.”
Basal cell carcinoma accounts for 80% of skin cancers and can be caused by unprotected skin exposure to UV radiation from the sun or by tanning beds.
The diagnosis could explain Bliss’ lack of appearances on WWE television.
She appeared to be woven into a storyline with Bray Wyatt, but Bliss has since stepped away from television, and it’s unclear if there are any additional reasons.
Bliss has been with WWE since 2013 and started the NXT development brand after being called up in 2016.
She is a three-time Raw Women’s Champion, two-time SmackDown Women’s Champion, two-time WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion, and won Money in the Bank in 2018.