TV host and commentator Piers Morgan is crediting a viewer — as well as a serial killer — with helping potentially save his life.
It all started when Gillian Nuttall, founder of Melanoma UK, noticed a curious blemish on Morgan’s chest while watching him on TV and subsequently took the initiative to alert him via email.
Just goes to show how important it is to check our skin. @piersmorgan talks of Melanoma UK and our email to him. Always be aware of changes to any blemishes. #melanomaawareness pic.twitter.com/e4mQQcf9Ya
— Melanoma UK (@MelanomaUK) December 25, 2017
“Piers, at the risk of sounding like a lunatic, I’m just watching your program and there’s a blemish on your chest,” she wrote in an email to Morgan. “Have you had it checked?”
As a result, Morgan, 52, went to a dermatologist and the doctor immediately removed the suspicious spot, The Daily Mail reported.
Morgan said that Nuttall’s kind initiative to reach out to him might have saved his life, as the doctor told him that the spot could have become cancerous.
“This week, a top dermatologist took one look and immediately cut it out,” Morgan said. “Much further delay, he informed me, and it might well have turned cancerous. Give that lady a gold star.”
How a serial killer may have saved my life…. https://t.co/BjTR0JZtVY
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 26, 2017
The TV host also quipped in a tweet that “a serial killer may have saved” his life, as the spot was reportedly noticed while he was interviewing a convicted murderer on “Serial Killer,” an ITV documentary.
Alls well that ends well, it seems. Major props to Nuttall for noticing the spot and reaching out to Morgan. And, thankfully the doctor was able to take quick and swift action on the matter.