Tamra Judge has been diagnosed with skin cancer.
The Real Housewives of Orange County star made this unfortunate admission via an Instagram post and photo on Sunday afternoon.
Sharing a selfie that depicted her in Daisy Dukes, the Bravo star - who turns 50 years old on September 2 - gave followers a look at a small mole on the side of her rear end.
“I work out hard for this Booty,” Judge wrote as a caption, adding in further detail:
“I was planning on competing again in November at 50 years old, but I'm not sure that's happening now. it looks like God has a different plan for me.”
The reality star had been in the news this month because her daughter, Sidney, has torn her apart pretty hard in public.
Saying their relationship was "toxic," the recent high school graduate wrote on Facebook that she lived with her mother after their parents divorced, but...
"The reasons I left my mothers house are that she was neglectful (leaving us at home with no food or simply ignoring us entirely), she constantly put herself first and the biggest reason was that she was mentally and emotionally abusive."
In response to this allegation, the veteran TV personality said:
"I love my daughter and I would NEVER abuse, hurt or neglect her in any way."
It will be interesting to see whether Tamra's cancer diagnosis mends the powerful wound that clearly exists between mother and daughter.
“Im showing you this picture because this is what melanoma looks like,” the fitness competitor added on Instagram over the weekend.
“I don't want sympathy, I want you to save YOUR ass and get your skin checked. This was just a small black flat freckle....
"I had no idea! Ill be fine because my faith is strong and my Ass ain't bad either.”
No type of cancer is harmless.
But, if picked up early by doctors, skin cancer is typically curable.
“Going to be honest I've been a little sad, worried and pissed off,” Judge concluded.
“But we caught it early and that makes me happy. Happy birthday to me. #saveyourass birthday party in Cabo not sounding like a good idea now.”
The reality star renewed her wedding vows with husband Eddie at the Ritz-Carlton in Aruba on August 9.
While her relationship with Sidney is a mess, her marriage is going very well.
“Celebrating love with all the hate that’s going on,” Judge wrote at the time of the renweal.
“May God bless your life because it’s not always easy. But God has a plan.. a big plan. I wanna say thank you to @shannonbeador @oclydia @rhoc_kellyddodd (you know what you did and you all rock) #arubaido.”