Ewan McGregor reveals cancer scare

LONDON Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:32pm BST

Cast member Ewan McGregor smiles at a news conference for the movie ''Cassandra's Dream'' during the 32nd Toronto International Film Festival September 12, 2007. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Cast member Ewan McGregor smiles at a news conference for the movie ''Cassandra's Dream'' during the 32nd Toronto International Film Festival September 12, 2007.

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LONDON (Reuters) - "Star Wars" star Ewan McGregor revealed on Tuesday that he had a cancerous mole removed from just below his right eye.

The Scottish actor said he had to be careful of his pale skin because he spent so much time in the sun.

"I had a little skin cancer under my eye," the 37-year-old star told BBC Television in an interview to promote his latest film, the erotic thriller "Deception."

"I just went to have them (the moles) checked ... I went to to see a specialist who thought they were better to be removed and indeed he was correct."

McGregor said: "It's all good now. But it was something that was best to be looked at and kept in check."

(Reporting by Paul Majendie, Editing by Paul Casciato)

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