Fox News Anchor Chris Wallace Reveals His Private Battle with Skin Cancer


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Fox News anchor Chris Wallace recently shared that he battled skin cancer and had surgery to treat it.

During an interview with hosts Dax Shepard and Monica Padman on the Armchair Expert podcast, Wallace spoke about his battle with skin cancer.

“I had skin cancer. I had surgery on my nose. I had nose surgery…Please lather yourself with SPF, and wear a hat and take it seriously. I thought I had [taken it seriously], but I ended up with one right on the middle of my nose and I had to have surgery,” Wallace said.


“I have this thing I like to call ‘calm-down time,’ which is I have about half an hour to 45 minutes at the end of the day. My lovely wife Lorraine goes to sleep and I sit next to her, and I usually read a book. But I wasn’t feeling like reading [after surgery] so I discovered podcasts and I discovered Armchair Expert with you guys and I loved it.”

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Last year, Wallace came under fire from just about everyone for how he moderated and handled the first presidential debate.

Wallace spoke out on his thoughts on the contentious debate between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

“I did what I could,” Wallace said, seemingly blaming Trump for the disastrous debate by suggesting the president kept interrupting Biden.


Wallace then seemed to blame Trump for the chaos and said: “The interruptions got in the way of a substantive discussion of serious issues and follow-ups to those issues. I thought it wasted a lot of time.”

“Obviously It was not the debate I had planned for, and to that degree I was disappointed,” Wallace added. “I think debates are about revealing what [the candidates] think. You certainly gained an insight into Donald Trump and what he’s thinking and where he wants to take the country and how he wants to take the country there. To that degree I thought it was a success. It may not have been pretty, but it was revealing.”

“Trump never went to Plan B,” Wallace said, further attacking Trump. “He just stayed on Plan A the entire evening, and I don’t think it served him especially well.”

During another interview after the 2020 debate, Wallace also said he was “pissed off” to learn that Trump’s family neglected to wear masks during the first presidential debate last month.


“After I had the luxury to think about it, I was pissed off. That’s a technical phrase. I mean, did they think that the rules that applied to everybody else didn’t apply to them?” Wallace said.

“I was upset when it turned out I’d been on the stage in a uniquely vulnerable position, and we found out 48 hours after the fact that the president had tested positive for the coronavirus,” Wallace added.


The Trumps and their guests were photographed in the audience of the first presidential debate without masks, which Wallace later complained about.

Days after the debate, Trump came down with COVID-19, which later spread to first lady Melania Trump and their son, Barron.

Despite spending some days at Walter Reed Medical Center, Trump recovered and returned to the White House.

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