Bolsonaro examined for skin cancer

SAO PAULO (AFP) – Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday he had been examined for skin cancer, in the latest health scare for the 64-year-old.

The President was seriously injured in a knife attack while campaigning for election last year.

His health has been a subject of concern ever since and he has undergone several surgeries to treat the wounds he suffered in the stabbing – most recently in September.

Wearing a bandage over his left ear, Bolsonaro told reporters outside his residence that he had visited a dermatologist at an air force hospital in the capital Brasilia.

“I have fair skin, I fish a lot, I do a lot of activities. So the possibility of skin cancer exists,” he said.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro at Planalto Palace in Brasilia. PHOTO: AP