Michael Flatley reveals malignant skin cancer was spotted by MTV viewer

Source: Independent.ie, June 2021

Michael Flatley has said he owes his life to an eagle-eyed MTV viewer in America who helped spot the first signs of a malignant skin cancer.

The dancer revealed the full details of his diagnosis for the first time as he said he agreed to act as an ambassador for Breakthrough Cancer Research (BCR) as a personal debt of honour to help the fight the disease.

Flatley said he fully endorses the BCR campaign to designate a 33rd Irish county — Co Saolfada, county of survivors — to honour the strides made in helping people beat a cancer diagnosis.