Steve Perry, Ex-Journey Singer, Recovering From Melanoma Surgery

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For Steve Perry, the Journey isn't over just yet.

The 64-year-old rocker revealed in an emotional blog post that he was recently diagnosed with serious skin cancer, but he believes he's going to be fine.

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"Three weeks ago a routine mole was taken off my face and the lab report came back melanoma skin cancer," wrote the legendary Journey frontman.

"I've had two surgeries in two weeks to remove all the cancer cells and I've been told they think they got it all and no other treatments are required."

Showing his sense of humor, Perry also shared a picture of his face scar and jokingly compared himself to a character from Pirates of the Caribbean.

He's no stranger to cancer, either.

In the same post, Perry revealed that his girlfriend, Kellie Nash, died in December 2012 after battling breast cancer, and that her loss still hurts him.

"Though Kellie and I were only together 1 and 1/2 years, it was a lifetime of love packed into every moment," he wrote. "God bless my precious Kellie."

"I loved you before I met you ... I love you now and I always will! "

Get well soon, Steve.

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