Jimmie Johnson Spends Morning After Dover Win Having Skin Cancer Removed


It’s fairly common for athletes to celebrate a big win by having a few drinks that night, and a hangover the next day. Although Jimmie Johnson couldn’t take part in the drinking after Sunday’s AAA 400 Drive For Autism, he still had a rough morning.

Johnson tweeted Monday that he was at the doctor to remove a Basal Cell Carcinoma, which is a common form of skin cancer caused by overexposure to sunlight.

A fan followed up Johnson’s public service announcement about using sun screen with some advice of his own.

Johnson’s BCC comes the day after he picked up his 83rd career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory, tying Cale Yarborough on the all-time wins list. But as he explained to one of his followers, he wasn’t able to go crazy after the race to celebrate.

Maybe it’s just us, but it seems like Johnson’s doctor could have been a little more considerate and not scheduled the excision for the day after a race.

Thumbnail photo via Matthew O’Haren/USA TODAY Sports Images

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