WWE wrestling superstar Alexa Bliss made headlines this week when the 31-year-old announced that she has been diagnosed with skin cancer.
People magazine reported that Bliss made an Instagram post which hinted at the problem, saying, "Dear younger me, You should have stayed out of tanning beds." She also expressed gratitude to the American Skin Institute "for taking great care of me!"
Those comments led to fans expressing concern on social media, with one person tweeting, "If that’s what I think it is I think I know why Alexa hasn’t been on tv recently @AlexaBliss_WWE hope you are ok now and we are here for you always."
— Chris Lillie / chris blade (@LillieChris) March 21, 2023
Bliss responded to the inquiries with several tweets of her own, explaining, "There was a spot on my face yes- that had gotten worse."
"So went to get biopsy. Was basal cell carcinoma. During my procedure doc also found other squamous cells," she continued, adding, "Was a quick and easy procedure. Glad I always get my skin checked."
There was a spot on my face yes- that had gotten worse. So went to get biopsy. Was basal cell carcinoma. During my procedure doc also found other squamous cells. Was a quick and easy procedure. Glad I always get my skin checked 😊
— Lexi (Kaufman) Cabrera (@AlexaBliss_WWE) March 22, 2023
However, her struggle with cancer isn't the only reason Bliss was in the news recently, as she also made an appearance on Fox's "The Masked Singer."
Alexa Bliss appeared tonight on The Masked Singer. pic.twitter.com/FK9dOXkaq3
— Wrestling News (@WrestlingNewsCo) March 23, 2023
When speaking to Fox News about her decision to go on the show, Bliss said, "It was a long process. Of course, I’ve had some drinks and rapped Eminem for karaoke, but that’s like not singing.
"I had a karaoke situation happen like six or seven years ago where I froze in front of all my peers at work, and I just froze and started shaking and started sweating and went and sat down and didn’t sing for six years. Like, just didn’t do it," she recalled.
Bliss credited her husband, musician Ryan Cabrera, with finding a vocal coach and "helping me become comfortable with my voice and be comfortable with myself."
"There was so many times where I went to my husband I was like, 'I might have to call and say I can’t do this,'" the professional wrestler stated.
"And he was like, 'No, you’re doing great, and he was like, The hard part’s over. This is the time to have fun,'" Bliss remembered.