By our entertainment editors
12 Feb 2024 at 13:44
Sergio Herman recently underwent surgery for skin cancer. The Zeeland chef had a spot on his back for a long time, which later turned out to be malignant.
Herman shares the news in the Flemish program Sergio over the border, in which he visits Sicily with actress Maaike Cafmeyer. He says that he is not allowed to sit in the sun too much because he has had skin cancer.
It was about what Herman thought was an irritated spot on his back. “Such a jap that got bigger,” can be heard in a fragment shared by Het Laatste Nieuws. A visit to the dermatologist was postponed. When the chef did go later, skin cancer was found to be in an advanced stage.
“Two days later I was already under the knife,” he says. “That was intense. And yes, of course I was scared.”
The 53-year-old Herman is known for his star store Oud Sluis, which closed its doors in 2013. Herman was the youngest chef ever with three stars. After the closure, he opened several businesses, including The Jane in Antwerp and the chic snack bar Frites Atelier.
Later this year he will open Oud Sluis and Beyond in Antwerp, where Herman will be behind the stove again.
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