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Olympic Figure Skater Scott Hamilton Diagnosed With Third Brain Tumor

"I choose to truly—in everything that we do—celebrate life"

Former Olympic figure skater Scott Hamilton has been diagnosed with a brain tumor for the third time.

Hamilton—who previously battled testicular cancer in 1997 and two brain tumors in 2004 and 2010—received a third brain tumor diagnosis earlier this year, he told People on Friday.

“I have a unique hobby of collecting life-threatening illness,” he said in the interview. “It’s six years later, and it decided that it wanted an encore.”

Hamilton, 58, and his wife Tracie have four kids, ages 8 through 15. He said he is currently exploring all treatment options.

“I choose to truly—in everything that we do—celebrate life,” said Hamilton, who founded the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation for cancer research.

“Last round, in 2010, I told Tracie, ‘God doesn’t owe me a day. I’m good. Whatever’s next is next,'” he said. “The blessings keep coming because we allow them and we ask for them.”


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