What happens if you discover that you have a malignant cancer, are an actor, get treatment, and no one ever notices? Well, if you are Eric Dane, you let a tabloid know about it. Look, we all know Eric Dane is a great guy. There was the kindness item, plus he is married to Rebecca Gayheart which cannot be easy. Yes, she is gorgeous, but to put up with her everyday is a kindness everyday of his life.
What I can't understand is why, without any prompting and definitely not done as a PSA, did Eric Dane decide to let us all know that he had suffered from skin cancer and received treatment? According to OK!, Eric Dane was diagnosed with skin cancer last month. Eric became concerned when he noticed an unusual patch of skin above his lips and immediately sought medical treatment.
"I went to my dermatologist. He said it was malignant tissue caused by sun damage." Doctors treated the growth by freezing it off with liquid nitrogen and Dane admits it was a traumatic procedure. He adds, "My skin is very sensitive and my lip was traumatized by the procedure I had to go through. I didn't eat very well for a couple of weeks and lost a bunch of weight."
Eric says he dropped about ten pounds during the ordeal, but is now fine and everything is normal. If Eric had found someone at the American Cancer Society and said, "hey, I had skin cancer and beat it, and want to do a PSA about early treatment or whatever," I would applaud him. The fact is though that the only people he told were a tabloid. That is fine I guess, BUT, then later he can't go around complaining that tabloids never leave him alone or they are too invasive. He has set the precedent that they should know intimately personal things about celebrities if he is the one going to them without any prompting. If they start asking questions to his wife about her life and medical conditions, he can't be pissed. He has said by going to them that they have the right to this information.