BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland Governor Larry Hogan provides an update on Twitter Wednesday regarding his latest health concerns with skin cancer.
He posted a selfie to social media with the caption “Larry-2 Cancer-0.”
Gov. Hogan looked a little bruised and battered at Wednesday’s Board of Public Works meeting; and he joked about it.
“As you may know, I see some people looking at me cross-eyed. I had a skin cancer surgery a couple of days ago so my face is looking a little rough today. I was going to say you should see what the other guy looks like,” he said.
The governor blames the years he spent in the sun as a lifeguard in Florida.
“I mentioned last week before I went to go do this, I was trying to make light of the situation and I said scars are cool. So I’m on the operating table–it’s like a 3-and-1/2 surgery and they’re numbing me up and the doctor says I was really happy to hear that you think scars are cool, there’s a lot less pressure on me today.”
Gov. Hogan is not the only state government leader to have major health concerns and the impact may be wide-reaching. House Speaker Michael Busch had a living donor liver transplant.
The speaker proposes and governor hogan supports a tax credit for living organ donations.
The bill was submitted Tuesday.
“In today’s political atmosphere it is sometimes easier to focus on what divides us but as the Speaker reminded us yesterday there are much more important than the little petty disagreements we have here sometimes in Annapolis and we’ve got a lot in common and a lot of important things to work on together,” Gov. Hogan said.
He says these spots had nothing to do with his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma that was successfully treated in 2015.