Piers Morgan credits viewer with saving his life


Piers Morgan said a viewers’ keen observation may have saved his life. The often-controversial TV host said a viewer watching his ITV series, “Serial Killer,” alerted him about an unusual mark she noticed on his chest that turned out to be a real cause for concern.

According to Morgan, Gillian Nuttall acted on her suspicions upon noticing a mark and contacted him about it.

Morgan, who is a columnist for the Daily Mail, told the publication: “When my ‘Serial Killer’ crime documentary aired on ITV in November, Gillian Nuttall, founder of Melanoma UK, emailed me to say: ‘Piers, at the risk of sounding like a lunatic, I’m just watching your program and there’s a blemish visible on your chest. Have you had it checked?’”

Morgan, who is also the host of “Good Morning Britain,” reported that he took Nutgall’s concern seriously and had the mark inspected. A dermatologist immediately removed the mark and told Morgan it could have become cancerous.

“This week, a top dermatologist took one look and immediately cut it out,” Morgan reported. “Much further delay, he informed me, and it might well have turned cancerous. Give that lady a gold star!”

Morgan credits Nutgall for saving him from a much more complicated, and potentially risky, outcome. He voiced his appreciation, saying, “Thanks, Gillian. Oh, the irony of a serial killer inadvertently helping to save my life. Merry Christmas!”

Nutgall’s Melanoma UK official Twitter account responded to Morgan’s appreciative reveal, “All in a day’s work. So glad he listened. The need for vigilance is clear.”

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