He Always Thought The Thing On His Chest Was Completely Normal, Until He Got A Disturbing Message
While it may seem like an annoyance most of the time, the way that celebrities and athletes’ lives are projected across social media can have its benefits. With most of them exposed to the watchful eye of their followers, everyday people notice things about celebs that they might not even notice about themselves.
Australian Olympic team swimmer Mack Horton may forever be indebted to his social media followers, after one fan noticed that a mole on his chest had grown since he’d last seen it in photos from the 2012 London Olympics.
In 2016, Mack Horton won an Olympic gold medal. Soon after, the swimmer received a concerned message from a fan who followed him on social media. He pointed out to Mack that a mole on his chest had grown larger since the 2012 Olympics.
While it may have seemed like a strange comment from a complete stranger, Mack took his fan’s advice and saw a dermatologist to get the mole checked out.
The dermatologist informed Mack that the mole could be cancerous. It had the potential to grow into melanoma, but, because he caught it early, they could remove the mole and prevent the cancer. Mack took to Instagram to thank the fan: “Shout out to the person that emailed the swim team doctor and told me to get my mole checked out. Good call. Very good call!”
At times it may seem like people are too obsessed with the celebrities and athletes that they follow via social media, but it goes to show that sometimes it can pay off in a good way. A complete stranger might have saved this athlete’s life!
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