Figure Skater Scott Hamilton Diagnosed With 3rd Brain Tumor - NBC Boston

Figure Skater Scott Hamilton Diagnosed With 3rd Brain Tumor

Hamilton has survived two previous brain tumors and also a bout with testicular cancer

Find NBC Boston in your area

Channel 10 on most providers

Channel 60 and 8 Over the Air

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Figure Skater Scott Hamilton Diagnosed With 3rd Brain Tumor
    NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
    File photo of Scott Hamilton appearing on NBC News' "Today" show

    Olympic figure skating champion and commentator Scott Hamilton has been diagnosed with a third brain tumor.

    People magazine reports Hamilton has been diagnosed with a benign pituitary tumor.

    In a video for People magazine, the 58-year-old Hamilton joked that he has "a unique hobby of collecting life-threatening illness." Hamilton has survived two previous brain tumors and also a bout with testicular cancer. He says the current tumor was discovered during a routine checkup.

    Hamilton won gold at the 1984 Winter Games and has served as a skating commentator for several networks.

    RAW VIDEO: Hole Blasted in Olive Garden Wall After Explosion

    [DC-NATL] RAW VIDEO: Hole Blasted in Olive Garden Wall After Explosion With 70 Diners Inside

    About 70 diners and 15 staff were inside a Laurel, Maryland Olive Garden when something exploded in the utility room. No injuries were reported.

    (Published Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017)

    He says on Twitter that he has "been blessed beyond my wildest imagination."