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At the beginning of last year, Carsten Maschmeyer was diagnosed with skin cancer.

The investor known from the TV show “Die Höhle der Löwen” (Vox) can still remember the moment exactly.

"I was shocked.

And of course you immediately think: was that all about life? ", The 61-year-old describes his feelings in an interview with" T-Online ".

It took some time to realize that it was white skin cancer and that it could be treated.

In the time of uncertainty, his wife Veronica Ferres and the family in particular gave him support.

“My wife immediately encouraged me.

I am so grateful for Veronica and our children.

You were there for me all along.

In good and bad days.

It is precisely at such times that you realize how valuable that is.

I am really lucky, ”said the TV star.

Carsten Maschmeyer in action on the TV show "Die Höhle der Löwen"

Source: TVNOW / Bernd-Michael Maurer / Sdui

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He has always been “a family man”, the entrepreneur continues.

“But time made me even more so.

Health is our greatest asset. "

As a TV personality in the public eye

Several interventions followed in which, among other things, a fifth of his nose had to be removed.

“Of course it's strange when you look in the mirror.

But with the help of a reconstruction operation, it looks almost the same today as it did before, ”Maschmeyer told T-Online.

Nevertheless, he now wants to make the operation public, also to counter rumors and speculations of the TV audience about his changed appearance.

“Because one or the other would surely have noticed that something about the nose is different.

I wanted full transparency and openness right from the start, ”said the native of Bremen.

Today he is very satisfied with the result of the procedure. The doctors did “a great job”, the 61-year-old continued. “After a total of five operations, everything that was malicious was removed and the nose reassembled. The scar remains, but I hope the cancer is gone. "