Twitch star Tyler “Ninja” Blevins has revealed that he has been diagnosed with Melanoma following a routine visit to a dermatologist.

On March 27, the 32-year-old shared a shocking health update with the fans on X, revealing that he has been diagnosed with Melanoma, a type of skin cancer. Despite the upsetting news, the Fortnite content creator remains optimistic about his treatment prospects as the doctors found it in its early stages.

MrBeast and Ninja raise US$200K for charity with Doublelift, Voyboy and more
Twitch implements stricter guidelines on inappropriate content with update TOS

What happened to Ninja?

Ninja at the Fortnite World Cup
Credit: The New York Times

Ninja cancer diagnosis revealed

In a lengthy post on X, Ninja shared that his wife Jessica Belvins scheduled a regular skin checkup for him, during which the doctors noticed a darker mole under his foot. During the inspection, it was found out that the mole was actually Melanoma, a skin cancer that originates from the cells that produce melanin responsible for giving skin its color, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS)

Although concerning, it’s fortunate that Ninja caught the cancer early. 

“There was a mole on the bottom of my foot that they wanted to remove just to be careful. It came back as Melanoma, but they are optimistic that we caught it in the early stages,” Ninja explained. 

The doctors confirmed Ninja’s melanoma diagnosis after removing a mole from under his foot.

Ninja next to characters Rick and Morty
Credit: Ninja and Adult Swim

Taking to X, the streamer revealed that next to the mole, there was another dark patch on his skin. He explained that the doctors have now biopsied the patch and a larger area around the mole. 

Ninja and his partner Jessica have urged fans to get regular skin checkups to spot similar diseases early, as the signs are subtle and hard to notice. 

The fans are sending their best wishes following the Ninja cancer announcement, hoping for a quick recovery. It’s also unclear if Ninja would take a break from streaming, but he hasn’t made a formal announcement yet or streamed since the Ninja cancer statement.

READ MORE: Top 10 Twitch streamers: Most followers, games played, and where to watch