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Figure Skater Scott Hamilton Diagnosed With 3rd Brain Tumor

Hamilton has survived two previous brain tumors and also a bout with testicular cancer

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    Figure Skater Scott Hamilton Diagnosed With 3rd Brain Tumor
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    Olympic figure skating champion and commentator Scott Hamilton has been diagnosed with a third brain tumor.

    People magazine reports Hamilton has been diagnosed with a benign pituitary tumor.

    In a video for People magazine, the 58-year-old Hamilton joked that he has "a unique hobby of collecting life-threatening illness." Hamilton has survived two previous brain tumors and also a bout with testicular cancer. He says the current tumor was discovered during a routine checkup.

    Hamilton won gold at the 1984 Winter Games and has served as a skating commentator for several networks.

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