New cancer diagnosis for skater Scott Hamilton

Oct 24, 2016

Scott Hamilton

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Olympic figure skating champion and mid-state resident 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.

Hamilton, who now lives in Franklin, won gold at the 1984 Winter Games and. In spite of his brushes with death,

Hamilton says he’s "been blessed beyond my wildest imagination."