The cricketer, who has had multiple surgeries for skin cancers, told the Daily Telegraph on Monday: ‘It does scare me. I am a dad – I don’t want to go anywhere.
‘The most important thing in the world is making sure I help my seven-year-old daughter and I guess set a good example for her.’
The 42-year-old blames his skin cancer history on spending long hours in the sun as a cricketer.
‘Imagine fielding all day in India, out there for eight hours in the sun, a lot of the guys are wearing the baggy green cap so you are not protecting your ears or your face, you’ve got short sleeved shirts so your arms and the tops of your hands’ he told the publication.
Michael Clarke has revealed that his skin cancer scares have left his worried that he wont be around for his daughter, Kelsey Lee. Both picured
In April, Clarke posted to Instagram Stories showing himself in a hospital bed wearing a cap and gown.
‘Skin cancer Friday,’ he wrote in his caption, adding, ‘Go get checked please’.
Michael also underwent surgery in March last year to have a skin cancer removed from his forehead.
That surgery came two years after he previously underwent the very same procedure.
The cricketer said on Monday: ‘It does scare me. I am a dad – I don’t want to go anywhere’. In April, Clarke posted to Instagram Stories showing himself in a hospital bed wearing a cap and gown (pictured)
Alongside a photo of his face with a plaster above his eyebrow at the time, he wrote: ‘Another check up, another cancer cut out.’
‘Go get yourself checked!’ he added.
Michael previously had a skin cancer cut out of his forehead in September 2019.
In a post on Instagram at the time, Michael shared a black and white photo of himself showing off the stitches between his eyebrows.
‘Another day, another skin cancer cut out of my face…’ he captioned the post, before adding a warning for others.
Michael also underwent surgery in March last year to have a skin cancer removed
Michael previously had a skin cancer cut out of his forehead in September 2019
‘Youngsters out there make sure you are doing all the right things to protect yourself from the sun.’
Before having the skin cancer removed, Michael had been diagnosed with three non-melanoma lesions.
The father-of-one was first diagnosed with skin cancer in 2006 and has battled it several times since then.
He told Seven’s The Morning Show in 2018 that he goes for a routine check-up every six to 12 months.
In 2014, Michael appeared in an ad campaign for the Cancer Council, where he advised fans to ‘keep a close eye’ on their skin.
He said: ‘Aussie blokes and women need to keep a close eye on your skin, particularly look in those hard to see places, and familiarise yourself with your body.’
He told Seven’s The Morning Show in 2018 that he goes for a routine check-up every six to 12 months