The Virgin Radio breakfast host - who has just revealed he has been diagnosed with a malignant melanoma in its early stages - revealed a masseuse pointed out an unusual blemish on his leg but he initially ignored her suggestion to have it checked out by a medical professional.
Evans, 57, told TalkTV: "The lady who did my massage spotted this mark on my left calf six weeks ago and she said, 'Have you noticed this before?'
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"She said, 'I think you should get it checked out. I don’t think it’s anything but you know I see a lot of this, this is what I do for a living, I look at people’s skin, I’m in contact with them all the time' and she said, 'I’ve seen a few things over the years and that’s something you might want to get checked out.'
"The next Friday I went back and she said, 'What did they say about the freckle?' I said I didn’t go and she gave me this different look, more maternal look.
"I think I was going to do something about it anyway, but she gave me a look just six days after the first time. She said, 'Do it for me. Go and get this checked out' and I thought, 'Yeah absolutely of course I will.'"
Explaining his reasons for not visiting a doctor right away he said: "I have lots of blemishes. I’m a redhead. I’m covered in freckles."
He said he felt very "lucky" as “they caught it so early, it’s as treatable as cancer can possibly be."
Evans previously revealed he has had surgery to remove polyps, as a precaution against colon cancer.
The former Top Gear presenter lost his father and two uncles to the disease and now has regular check-ups to ensure he catches any signs of early cancer.
Evans is very open when talking about his own health.
In February 2021 he told how he was rushed to hospital with kidney stones – after mistaking the symptoms for trapped wind.
And in 2019 The former TFI Friday host dropped his trousers live on This Morning while discussing his varicose veins.