Manuel Neuer: “I had surgery three times for skin cancer.”

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Manuel Neuer: “Be careful when it comes to sunscreen.”

Bayern Munich and Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer revealed in an interview with Bild that he has undergone three surgeries due to skin cancer.

The German fullback has launched a skin product line in recent months together with tennis player Angelique Kerber: “We both have a very personal story when it comes to skin diseases. Angelique has sun-induced hyperpigmentation, while in my case it is a skin cancer that I have had to operate on three times already.”

Neuer’s problem is on the visa, and it is related to the sun’s rays: ” We have been particularly careful not to compromise when it comes to sun protection: because I always train outdoors and I also like to spend my free time in nature.”

Currently blocked by a shoulder injury, Neuer is expected to return this weekend in the Bundesliga against Hertha, and will be 100 percent for the World Cup scheduled in a few weeks in Qatar.

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