Mark Wright has given fans a glimpse at his surgery scar after having a tumour removed from his armpit.
The former Towie star, 34, had a 12cm tumour removed from his armpit which was later confirmed to be non-cancerous after spotting it had grown.
Mark took time off after the operation to enjoy Christmas with wife Michelle Keegan, 34, with the couple also jetting off to Mexico on holiday.
Having returned home, Mark updated his followers as he got back in the gym, with his workouts still having to be tailored to cater for his recovery.
Mark took to his Instagram story after taking part in a sweaty spin class to tell his followers: ‘I’m a massive, massive believer in having a breather and a break – ie over Christmas – especially with this little injury.’
Revealing he’d put off his new year health kick from January 1 to January 7, he added: ‘It’s my first proper session back. If you haven’t started yet I understand – we all say we’re going to start on the first, second or third. Sometimes it takes that first week to get back into the swing of things.’
Mark revealed: ‘I’m absolutely drenched in sweat, trying to get rid of this holiday fat. I gained about 8 or 9lbs over Christmas, but it’s all good – it gives me something to challenge myself. I will get it off.’
He then took his shirt off and showed the camera his armpit scar in the mirror, adding: ‘As you can see I’ve lost a little bit of size.
‘I’ve not been able to do weights, probably another couple of weeks because of that little b*****d.
‘We’re getting there, lost a little bit of leanness, little bit of excess round there but it will come off.’
Mark had revealed on December 21, two weeks after having the operation, that his tumour was deemed to be non-cancerous.
He told his followers: ‘I got the news the other day that it is all clear, it’s cancer free. It was a terribly worrying time, but that’s done it’s in the past, we move on.’
Mark added: ‘I’ve had the worry and the anxiety about what this could have been, and just staying in and recovering just leaving me feeling a little bit low and not very motivated.’
While his lump was benign, Mark urged others not to ignore anything unusual on their own bodies.
He wrote: ‘MORAL OF THE STORY: If you notice anything that doesn’t look or feel quite right. Don’t leave it.
‘Nothing in life is more important than your health and well-being. Get checked, check yourself and make sure you take good care of yourself.’
Credit: Original article published here.