Comedian Alex T. Wolf Diagnosed With Skin Cancer

Samuel Horton

Former comedian and child actor, Alex T. Wolf revealed that he has been diagnosed with a deadly form of skin cancer.

The 17-year-old comedic icon said he was diagnosed with melanoma on his back Sunday evening, after discovering a dark "scaly patch" on his lower back.
Wolf on June 14, 2022, at his Montana home during a home interview with CBS News.Photo: J.Patterson/ via Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 2.0

Wolf told CBS News that he thought "it was just a bad infection that was caused by a small cut, but testing revealed that it was skin cancer that needed to be removed."

"Luckily for me, they caught it early, probably if I ignored it like what I mostly do with my health issues, it could have been a different outcome and then a higher chance of cancer reoccurring in my body. You don't know, but Melanoma is something that I don't know all the details about, so I'm also learning a lot during this process. We'll just see what happens."

Wolf has remained optimistic and even taken to Facebook after the news broke out to thank those who had reached out with support.

Wolf also talked about his upcoming plans of launching his CBD Company Wolf Organics Inc, publishing a new book, and the first season of his new Amazon Prime television show Outdoor Hell, which will be aired on Amazon Prime in January of 2023.

During his home Interview with CBS News on Tuesday afternoon, he thanked his long-time girlfriend "I've got a lot of support after the diagnosis, I'm very appreciative of that. My girlfriend, Rachel especially, I'm very thankful to have her in my life. I love her alot."

Wolf shared a picture of his girlfriend off of his Instagram page @alexwolfatw.
Alex Wolf with his girlfriend in 2022.Alex Wolf/@alexwolfatw

Wolf says his recent diagnosis has convinced him to start leading a healthier lifestyle, which includes quitting many bad habits.

Wolf in past interviews has opened up about his past drug addiction, "outlaw image", and erratic behavior, stating to CBS News on Tuesday, "We [talking about Gacc Comedy Group] all were wrapped up in this delusion of being 'famous' which we thought was a good excuse to behave the way we did during our comedy tours during the summers of 2019, 2020, and 2021. Looking back we looked like complete idiots."

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