The 31-year old New Zealand international underwent tests after detecting an abnormal mole on his leg but was thrilled with the negative results.
He posted the following on Twitter:
Thanks for all the kind msg's people! Got result back today & all clear. I needed a clearing to make sure it was all gone..— Shane Smeltz (@ShaneSmeltz) August 12, 2013
I have to sound like a parent now.. & tell everyone to get their skin checked! I never did & was lucky I found a small mole myself...— Shane Smeltz (@ShaneSmeltz) August 12, 2013
That came back a melanoma! If I had of left it things could be different down the track! Go get a check it takes 5min & could be worth it!— Shane Smeltz (@ShaneSmeltz) August 12, 2013