Rachel Maddow opened up about the harrowing health scare she and her partner, Susan Mikula, endured over the past few weeks. She recounted that Mikula had noticed that a mole on Maddow’s neck changing from the past few months. After a biopsy performed by a dermatologist, it was confirmed that Maddow had skin cancer.

“All this to say, I would like to introduce you to my band-aid,” the MSNBC host told her audience. “I had a few days off because I had surgery at NYU Langone on Friday. They’re fantastic. They got it, they got all of it. I’m good. I have clear margins, the whole thing.”

Maddow encouraged viewers of her show to make regular doctor’s appointments to help catch skin issues early on.

In November, Mikula had a near-fatal encounter with Covid-19.

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